HIST 405 Market Revolution and Manifest Destiny

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HIST 405 Market Revolution and Manifest Destiny
Discuss America’s transportation revolution that took place during the first half of the 1800s…

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HIST 405 Market Revolution and Manifest Destiny

HIST 405 Market Revolution and Manifest Destiny

Discussions Week 3 All Students Posts 56 Pages 

he Market Revolution – 27 Pages 

Discuss America’s transportation revolution that took place during the first half of the 1800s, including the development of roads, canals, railroads, and steamboats. How did they contribute to the “market revolution?” Elaborate….

Define the “market revolution”. What does this mean? One thing I’d like to highlight is how the increase in speed of shipping had a huge impact on the rate of development and rapid change. Do you think our travel will continue to increase in speed? What are the weaknesses in the Market Revolution model? Who built the roads and canals and railroads? How was all of this constructed?

So when you compare the history you’ve learned in the textbooks to the old western films, how are they alike? What do you think is exaggerated or inaccurate in the old westerns?  What was the Chinese Exclusion Act? What was its impact on Chinese immigrants? How was their work similar to slave labor? How was it different?  How would you compare current immigration legislation to this act?…

Manifest Destiny – 29 Pages

Why did the Mexican War of 1846 take place? Was the war necessary? Was it a good thing? What does this war tell us about this period of American history? Was it God’s plan that the U.S. extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific, or were imperialists looking for a way to defend what they planned to do anyway? Elaborate. Class, let’s start with the Mexican War of 1846. Why did it happen? Was it necessary? Was it a good thing? (If so, for who?)…

So what were the consequences of drawing a new border for families who might have been spread across the national border that was suddenly created?

So, here’s a philosophical question: is war ever the answer? It is very important to ask these questions, when human lives are at stake. I have wondered about the “War on Terror” for the same reasons–can you really stamp out terrorism through war and bloodshed? Might war only make things worse?

The concept of Manifest Destiny is closely tied to the idea of “the white man’s burden.” What does this expression mean? Where did it come from? What are the problems with this idea, and how has it been contested and challenged?  Who did this story of Manifest Destiny benefit? Who did it harm?…