|In the light of the following documents and your knowledge of the period between 1775-1825, discuss the effects of the early westward movement on the new American nation.|
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manufacturing establishments not only a positive augmentation of the produce and revenue
of the society, but that they contribute essentially to rendering the United States
greater than it could possibly be without such establishments. The circumstances are:
1. The division of labor
2. An extension of the use of machinery
3. Additional employment to classes of the community not ordinarily engaged in business.
4. The promoting of emigration from foreign countries
5. The furnishing greater scope for the diversity of talents and disposition, which discriminate men from each other.
6. The affording a more ample and various field for enterprise.
7. The creating, in some instances, a new, and securing, in all, a more certain and steady demand for the surplus produce of the soil.
For more than a century the Cherokees had been
ceding their land, thousands of acres by thousands of acres. They had lost all of Kentucky
and much of Tennessee... The Cherokees had adopted the white man's way-his clothing,
government, and his religion...In exchange for their 35,000 acres of land, the tribe was
to receive 5 million dollars and land beyond the Mississippi River...
March 16, 1818 (being the next Monday after the close of the public land sales at
Huntsville), will be offered for sale to the highest bidder on the premises, a part of the
lots laid out for the new town of Cotton Port...At the public sales now going on in
Huntsville the land sells for $2 to $70 per acre and at an average of $16 per acre.
Trustees have endeavored to arrange the streets, lots, etc. , and to every family a piece
of garden ground.
is the country for a man to enjoy himself...
The poorest of families adorn the table three times a day like a wedding dinner-tea, coffee, beef, fowls, pies, eggs, pickles, good bread; and their favorite beverage is whiskey or peach brandy...If you knew the difference between this country and England you would need no persuading to leave it and come hither.
a British immigrant
| It is
with pleasure that I announce to you the safe arrival of myself and party...In obedience
to your orders we have penetrated the continent of North America to the Pacific Ocean...We
view this passage across the continent as affording immense advantages to the fur
trade...If the government will only aid, even in a very limited manner the enterprise of
her citizens, I am fully convinced that we shall shortly dervive the benefits of a most
lucrative trade...we are anxious to proceed.
Napoleon offered to sell all of Louisiana, including the vast territory to the West and
North of New Orleans. We were ready to agree, but i worried that I was exceeding my
constitutional mandate...This treaty must, of course, be laid before both Houses. They, I
presume, will see their duty to their country in ratifying and paying for it...his ward in
purchasing an important adjacent territory...I did this for your good.