This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 Excerpt: ...proved to be a veritable land of Midas. People began to flock to California from all parts of the world. Long caravans trailed across the ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 Excerpt: ...proved to be a veritable land of Midas. People began to flock to California from all parts of the world. Long caravans trailed across the plains and over the great divide; some went by the way of the Isthmus of Panama or Lake Nicaraugua and sailed up the Pacific coast to the "Golden Gate"; others went around Cape Horn, doubling the continents in their search for gold. By 1850 there were upwards of one hundred thousand settlers in the country and California was applying for admission as a free state before Congress was ready to organize her as a territory. Other mineral wealth was soon discovered in the Mexi can Cession, and in other parts of the United States as well. In 1858 gold mines were discovered at Pike's Peak, Colorado, and silver mines at Virginia City, Nevada. These were the first silver mines in the United States; since that time the West has produced most of the world's silver. Coal-bearing strata were found in various parts of the United States and within a decade rich underground oil streams were being worked in Pennsylvania. THOUGHT QUESTIONS 1. How far back in the history does the controversy over the boundary of Maine date? 2. Why was the campaign cry of 1844 the "reannexation" of Texas? 3. Who gained more territory in the compromise of 1846, Great Britain or the United States? 4. What had checked the movement in the South to free the slaves? 5. Why was the Mexican War unpopular in New England? 6. What is meant by our "manifest destiny"? 7. Was the Mexican War a war of conquest? 8. Contrast New England and the South in their influence upon the acquisition of territory west of the Appalachians. SUGGESTED READINGS Semple, Geographic Conditions Hall, Half Hours in Southern His Wilson, Division and Reunion tory Tur...Read Less
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