posted by Jessica on .
I am in need of some help. I am not looking for the answer, just the direction I need to take. I've search my text book, but I cannot find any specific examples. Here is the question... What where some of the repercussions of Western exoansion after 1800?
Consider the American Indians.
Consider the growth of the United States as a world power.
Consider the growth of railroads.
Consider the impact on new cities, such as Chicago, St Louis, and New Orleans.
One of the main repercussions was the infringement on lands occupied by Native Americans. Explore the so-called Indian Wars.
What about our perceptions of the lawless West?
The transcontinental railroad and the influx of Irish and Chinese workers.
I'm sure you'll find more -- especially the division between slave and free states prior to the Civil War.