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Western Statehood

About six states in the West that gained statehood, and how/why they did.

Dan Forester

on 11 January 2013

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economically profitable/viable California first claimed by different races
discovery of gold: migrated people there
U.S. victory over Mexico: CA's statehood (Sep. 9, 1950) Texas: "Lone Star Republic" Western States Discussed Nevada statehood: March 21, 1864
rushed to statehood:
- backed Union and Republicans
- big discovery of silver Utah first claimed by Mexico
Brigham Young and Mormons migrate to UT
UT: territory after the U.S. victory
Jan. 4, 1896: UT becomes a state Oregon U.S., G.B., and Indians all fought for it
Americans migrated- Oregon Trail
became U.S. territory in 1848
statehood: Feb. 14, 1859 how areas in the West became states in the Union Western Statehood Originally a part of Mexico Became a part of the U.S. on Dec. 29, 1845 Defeated Mexico in a war for independence Stephen F. Austin:
"Father of Texas" Inherited land for colonization
He brought/introduced colonists to TX
Helped to start the TX Revolution Government:
run by U.S. military Economy:
based on mining (Gold Rush) Social:
Californios hated the state govt.
no Chinese immigrants (1882) Texas
New Mexico CA Gold Rush John Sutter's mill discovered the gold
San Francisco became the center of the frontier
the bustling mining stopped after statehood Government:
controlled by Mormons and Young Economy:
Comstock Lode- based on mining Social:
mostly Mormons
big on religion
ended polygamy Comstock Lode Young and the Mormons first big silver discovery in U.S. (1859)
main factor in statehood
attracted miners to NV
value of silver: thousands of $ Government:
Governor, two-chamber legislature Economy:
agriculture and gold
shipping port: Portland Social:
Indian conflicts
no slavery New Mexico part of Mexican Cession w/ UT
tried to attain statehood several times
split in half: Arizona territory
statehood: Jan. 6, 1912 Social:
bloody conflicts w/ Indians
non-Mormons from UT came Final Result of Western Statehood Sources: http://www.history.com/topics/gold-rush-of-1849
http://www.el.com/to/oregon/culture/ http://onlinenevada.org/comstock_lode
http://onlinenevada.org/nevada_statehood http://www.lsjunction.com/people/austin.htm
http://www.ushistory.org/us/29a.asp http://www.infoplease.com/encyclopedia/history/comstock-lode.html
http://www.ushistory.org/us/29a.asp Government:
3-year term for Pres.
twice as many Reps. in Congress
focused on agriculture and cattle
TX approved of slavery Young- principal leader
migrated with Mormons to UT
1st gov. of UT territory
tensions w/ U.S. govt. delayed statehood Economy:
mining and silver: Virginia City becomes main economic town This has been a Dan Forester and Andrew Kelly Presentation
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