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Westward expansion- mainly the 19th century. In the 1850's us reached the pacific and doubled...
revolution in transportation and communication, a growing population, and a booming economy...
native pop, spanish, and conflict over slavery
westward expansion bloody
bad political and economic condition, opportunity
200,000 Chinese migrating to western coast- 1880
worked prospecting and mining gold until removed, orchards vineyards and fishing, 90% of the...
Anti- coolie clubs in 1860s- 1870sChinese Exclusion Act in 1882
US resistance to Chinese
1882 that prohibited chinese immigration to the United States and was renewed in 1892
Chinese Exclusion Act
Missouri River- Rocky Mountains. many people considered this land was a Sahara habitable only...
Great American Desert 1820- 1850
New York Tribune. "Go west, Young man" people struggling in the east should go west
Horace Greeley 1840s- 1873
California miner's Tax- non us citizens 4 per month
California Miner's Tax 1852
1850- non us citizens 20 per month. Repealed the next yearestablished Chinatown in San Fransico-...
Foreign Miners License Law
Started Railroad construction
Pacific Railroad Act in 1862
Union Pacific and Central Pacific completed the line at Promontory Utah in 1869
two Railroad companies