Essays Tagged: "west of the mississippi"

It's about the History of the Choctaw Indians. It's a detailed paper on their culture and way of living. I thought it was a great paper.

origins In their traditional homeland in central Mississippi. One is that their ancestors came from west of the Mississippi River and settled in what is now the homeland. The other is that the tribes ... reforced to cede all their territory east of the Mississippi River to the English and all territory west of the Mississippi to the Spanish. At this time the Choctaw found themselves under the supposed ...

(6 pages) 188 1 3.0 Apr/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Trail of Tears.

better on how to carry out the Indians' lives, allowed for the removal of all Indian peoples to the West of the Mississippi River.It had been made clear to the Cherokees, that the Whites in Washington ...

(2 pages) 122 0 2.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

America's Movement Westward.

During the latter half of the ninetieth-century, America shifted its movement westward and began to populate the frontier. Some settlers sought adventure. Others moved onto the f ... e frontier to escape the drab routine of city life. Whatever the specific reason, most people moved westward to "better their lot." Many inventions and innovations helped improve the lives of settlers ... r lot." Many inventions and innovations helped improve the lives of settlers in the West. America's westward movement also sparked conflict.The American people settled on the land west of the Mississi ...

(5 pages) 120 0 4.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Manifest Destiny.

t to coast.In 1803 Thomas Jefferson was President of the US and the Mississippi River was basically western border of the US. Napoleon Bonaparte controlled the huge piece of land west of the Mississip ... ana Territory for $15 million. President Jefferson agreed and purchased 830,000 square mile of land west of the Mississippi.President Thomas Jefferson chose two men to explore this new territory, wond ...

(3 pages) 117 0 1.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

A brief discription of the Lousiniana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark expedition. Paper concludes with their legacy and benifits to America.

just 20 years old. There were 17 states in the Union and the American territory reached only as far West as the Mississippi River.On the other side of the Mississippi between the river and the Rocky M ... pain who ruled it since 1763.President Jefferson did not want the French army threatening America's western boarder. He wasn't ready to risk the closing of the port of New Orleans at the mouth of the ...

(5 pages) 73 0 4.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Sitting Bull and the Paradox of Lakota Nationhood

ory and setting. It was the eighteenth century and the Americans were beginning to invade the lands west of the Mississippi River. This caused problems because even though Americans saw the lands as a ... were living their normal lives by hunting and following the buffalo, the Americans were moving out west and fast. They established a railway and were on the move for gold. The buffalo population was ...

(11 pages) 151 1 2.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Jackson's Administration

The decision of the Jackson administration to remove the Cherokee Indians to lands west of the Mississippi River is thought by many to have been an brusque and abrupt judgment. Howeve ... is in political documents. Document E says: "In exchange for Georgia's cession of claims to certain western lands, the United States will...obtain for the use of Georgia...the Indian title to all othe ... ians.Ultimately, the decision of the Jackson Administration to remove the Cherokee Indians to lands west of the Mississippi River was not an unprecedented idea. Since the founding of this country, Ind ...

(3 pages) 39 0 3.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The American West

The American West, a new frontier, a new promise to those who immigrated to the land, and a land where legends an ... olence as portrayed by John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, and the producers and directors of the Hollywood Western. Violence in many aspects is what helped shape the New American West because the people of t ... e the people of the Old American West were the major target of violence.A century ago, the American West, and the process of homesteading and Americanization that took place in the lands West of the M ...

(9 pages) 154 0 4.7 Jun/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Describe the events and factors that propelled the development of the American West. What role did the Federal Government play in the development?

Normally, when one thinks of the expansion of the American West, the event most likely to come to mind is the California Gold Rush of 1849. While that profitab ... resident Thomas Jefferson sent a secret message to Congress calling for an expedition into the area west of the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. He felt that an intelligent military man with a ... to the north of its present day border, the United States had acquired undisputed title to all land westward from the Rockies to the Pacific Coast, north to the 49th parallel and south to the Rio Gran ...

(2 pages) 21 0 3.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

History of Isla Vist, California.

populated that many residents lay claim to fame that we're "the most densely populated square mile West of the Mississippi." Many of Isla Vista's attributes as well as determents can be blamed on thi ...

(3 pages) 17 0 5.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

American History

ican colonies arrived as immigrants arrived in small farms. The American people settled on the land west of the Mississippi for many diverse reasons. As the years went, by the profit and demand for cr ... d off at the ports or owned as indentured servants.Initially, many Americans were reluctant to move westward. Early explorers thought that the country beyond the Mississippi River was unfit for civili ...

(1 pages) 27 0 3.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Cheech And Chongs Up In Smoke

t least 2,000 of the Cherokees died in the stockade. The whites main goal was to push the Cherokees west of the Mississippi River, to Indain Territory, now Oklahoma. They hired bilingual Cherokees to ... ed the idea of removing the Native Americans every time he spoke. He said that they should be moved west because of expansion. They were taking up good land that could be used by whites, aid many peop ...

(2 pages) 331 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Lewis And Clark

ons of America is the Lewis and Clark expedition, also known as the Corps of Discovery, of the land west of the Mississippi. The expedition brought back great knowledge of the unexplored land and open ... up the door of opportunity for the United States. More detailed maps were drawn up and the idea of western expansion grew. In addition, the expedition created ties with some of the Indian tribes enco ...

(6 pages) 36 0 3.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Buffalo And Small Pox In The American West 1860's

y Ross Prof. Green February 7, 2002 Paper I From 1000 A.D. to about 1860, the area west of the Mississippi River in North America, had been that off collisions between people, animals ... buffalo that once inhabited virtually all of North America mostly in that of the Trans-Mississippi West. The cause of this terrible interaction was because the United States knew that the buff ...

(7 pages) 11 0 3.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Buffalo And Small Pox In The American West 1860's

From 1000 A.D. to about 1860, the area west of the Mississippi River in North America, had been that off collisions between people, animals ... buffalo that once inhabited virtually all of North America mostly in that of the Trans-Mississippi West. The cause of this terrible interaction was because the United States knew that the buff ... umber of buffalo declined drastically. Miles and Miles of buffalo corpses lined the area of the mid-west and west. The aftermath of the extinction of the buffalo was a harsh one for the Sioux. ...

(7 pages) 19 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

End Of A Native Empire

nt Andrew Jackson. It empowered the president of the United States to move eastern Native Americans west of the Mississippi, to what was then "Indian Territory"�; now Oklahoma. It just passed t ... uth.By mid-century, as it became clear that U.S. expansion was going to claim the trans-Mississippi West as well, the removal concept was further refined into the concept of "reservations."� As ...

(8 pages) 91 0 5.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

USA

both the North Atlantic Ocean to the east and the North Pacific Ocean (coastline 19,924 km) to the west, between Canada (8,893 km)to the north, Mexico(3,326 km ) and Cuba (29 km) to the south. Its ge ... ittle larger than Brazil); slightly larger than china; and about two and one half times the size of Western Europe. USA is the third largest country of the world after Russia and Canada.The climate in ...

(4 pages) 55 0 3.5 Feb/2008

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Cherokee Indians The tribe I did my report on was

During the early 1800's, white settlers demanded the government to move all Indians to areas west of the Mississippi River. In 1835 some agreed to move west in a treaty they signed with the gov ... y had to fight with the white settlers to get their land back.The ones that escaped remained in the western part of North Carolina. They bought land there and the government let them stay. These India ...

(2 pages) 1901 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

How the West Was Really Won

Although many Americans revere the conquest of the American west as a series of romantic deeds, it is actually a tale of backbreaking toil and the subjugation o ... ntic deeds, it is actually a tale of backbreaking toil and the subjugation of peoples and land. The west was our first legend, our first final frontier. Opinions are beginning to change though, as a n ... as a new generation of historians brings to light new evidence. The new studies are saying that the west was not some rough-and-tumble free-for-all, but a land dominated by big money and big governmen ...

(3 pages) 13 0 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Enforcing the Empire - Study Notes

63-France surrendered almost all of Canada to Britain and gave New Orleans and all of its territory west of the Mississippi to Spain2.What is the significance of Pontiac’s Rebellion?-Indians thou ...

(2 pages) 367 0 1.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers