The immediate effects included a shortage of game animals along the most heavily travelled paths, dramatic reductions in the buffalo herds and the spread of diseases to native americans who hadn't been severely impacted before. Some of the long term effects of this contact are the subject of another lesson, called the columbian exchange, in which people, diseases, foods, and animals moved across the globe. European settlers to the new world had a major, and mostly negative effect on the indigenous populations across north and south america whatever the motivations, those who settled north america.
Miners, settlers, farmers, ranchers and people working on the railroad were some of the people who traveled to the west afican american settlers came to homestead and called themselves exodusters there were african american and hispanic cowboys. Analyze the impacts of western settlement and development on the environment in the late 1800's. What was the cause and effect of westward expansion the causes of westward expansion were the purchase of the louisiana territory from france, the lewis and clark expedition, president thomas jefferson's vision of expanding into the available land to create an empire of liberty and a growing. Effect of the environment on western settlers as the country grew and expanded, the american people where always one to push their bounds in 1763, we proudly, defied england's proclamation of the year, and settled west of the appalachian mountains.
The pressure for the development of western lands required the removal of indians from those lands even while government agents were holding out promises of western lands that would be theirs forever, americans were exploring those lands. The effects of western expansion on american politics westward expansion, particularly west of the mississippi river, had profound effects on american politics the monroe doctrine set forth a policy of manifest destiny that the united states should extend from the atlantic coast to the pacific coast. The settlers also knew that because they were so few in number, a battle with the indians would result in their own quick defeat yet problems began almost immediately. Published: mon, 5 dec 2016 the new railroads in the west occasioned by the civil war opened up the area to economic development and new settlers american settlers from the east entered via the mississippi to ranch farm and mine.
The years following the war of 1812 saw a massive migration of white settlers into the old northwest, the old southwest and the far west between the years 1800 and 1820 the american population nearly doubled and by 1830 a quarter of the people lived west of the appalachians. White settlers from the east poured across the mississippi to mine, farm, and ranch african-american settlers also came west from the deep south, convinced by promoters of all-black western towns that prosperity could be found there. European migration to the americas had few, if any, positive effects on the native populations the indians' contact with settlers led to their displacement, subjugation and death from disease and warfare these negative consequences far outweighed the europeans' good intentions, which included.
Settlers faced many obstacles presented by the unfamiliar environment in the west learn more about the move west and the ecosystem of the prairie at this extensive site about the midewin national tallgrass prairie presented by the illinois state museum society. Despite the environmental impact, logging the forests was still considered an attractive way to make a living for many settlers merchants traded sandalwood, cedar and pine trees this early land clearing was the beginning of a devastating trend. Terms west and frontier the frontier line was the outer line of european-american settlement it moved steadily westward from the 1630s to the 1880s (with occasional movements north into maine and vermont, south into florida, and east from california into nevada.
Larry west: after the indians were defeated, thousands of settlers hurried west some hoped to find new, rich farmland the soil they left behind was thin and overworked. In conclusion, one can now see the extreme influence the environment played on the westward settlers of the past not only did it influence where and how they settled, it affected their way of life, livelihood, and general mood. Formed in 1892 to represent the interests of southern and western farmers who were particularly stressed in the 1890s by high interest rates on loans, severe drought in the midwest, a high rate of foreclosure of farm mortgages, and unfair railroad shipping rates for their products.
Westward movement: westward movement, the populating (by europeans) of the land within the continental boundaries of the mainland united states, a process that began shortly after the first colonial settlements were established along the atlantic coast. The westward expansion of european settlers into native american settlements had dire effects on native americans many were killed by disease or other people. From 1880-1920 the subfield of american history of the american west and western historiography emerged two prominent american historians noted two unique aspects of the american experience 1) the effect of the american frontier on american character and 2) the effect of the american west's arid environment on american immigrant settlers. Effecteuropean settlers related differentlyto native americans the spanishgenerally wanted to control themthe french and dutch wanted totrade with them the english weregenerally satisfied to live side-by-side and were glad for whatever helpthey could get from the nativepeoples.