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By D.B. O'Callaghan

ISBN-10: 0582749212

ISBN-13: 9780582749214

Книга An Illustrated heritage of america An Illustrated historical past of america Книги Исторические Автор: Bryn O'Callaghan Формат: pdf Размер: 49,7 Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:Иллюстрированная история США начиная с первых колонистов и до 90-х годов XX века.

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In the spring of 180-1 it s tw ent y-m n c men left th e tr adin g post o f St. Lou is. where the Misso u ri River tlo ws in from the northwest to meet the M ississippi. T he explorers scr offup th e Missouri by bo at. Am on g their supplies rhey earn ed -1,6UO need les. 2,800 fishing ho oks. 132 knives an d 72 piec es of striped "ilk ribbo n, T hey carr ied these goods to trade With Amerind ian" along th e way . 111 For months till' explo re rs rowed and sailed their boats up the Missouri , hoping that it would lead rhcm to the Pacific.

Land dealers sometimes bought whole townships. They usually so ld the land later. at a higher price. to set tlers arriving from the East. Ever y year m o re settlers moved in Man y floa ted on rafts down the westward- flow ing O hio River. T hey used th e river as a roa d to carry them selves, thei r goods and their animals into the new land s. Others moved west along routes like the Wilderness Road th at D aniel Boo ne's ax mcn had cut thro ug h the Cum berland Gap 1Il the Appalachians . Such road s we re simply rough t racks, Just w ide enough fo r a w ago n and full of holes, rocks and tr ee stu m ps.

Eventually the two sides agreed on a co m pro mise. Slavery would be permi tted in the Mis souri and Arkansas territories bur banned III lands to th e west and north of M issouri. The Mi sso uri Compro mise, as it was called. did no t end the di sput es bet ween North and So ut h. By th e early 1830s another angry argu ment was gomg o n. This tinu- the argument began over im po rt d uties. N orth ern states favored such d ut ies beca use they protected their young industries aga inst th e co m petition offoreign manu factu red goods.

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