By Chris J. Magoc
Environmental matters comparable to deforestation, water toxins, extinction of indigenous animal species, and weather switch have lengthy existed within the usa. thankfully, the yankee humans and their executive have tested a willingness to deal with environmental concerns.Chronology of usa citizens and the surroundings encompasses greater than 4 centuries of dynamic and transformational environmental swap that illustrate the imperative value of our surroundings, common assets, and "nature" all through American historical past. the writer presents a chronological review of the numerous occasions, significant figures, and public coverage advancements through the background of our dating with the surroundings, illustrating the series of old occasions, cultural principles, and developments that experience led americans to do so to guard the surroundings and public future health. This publication additionally touches upon prehistoric occurrences and occasions sooner than the arriving of ecu explorers that supply context for local American principles and attitudes towards nature.
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S. exports combined. It is the engine of the American economy, driven by chattel slavery. 1822 FUR. Gen. William Ashley (1778–1838), lieutenant governor of Missouri Territory, issues a call for “enterprising young men to ascend the M issouri River to its source” in search of beaver. Intended to eliminate American dependency on Native American trappers in the fur trade, Ashley ’s appeal meets huge success. Legendar y “Mountain Men,” such as James Beckwourth, Jim Bridger, and Jedediah Smith, capture both the regional fur trade and the imagination of Americans who learn of their extraordinary adventures in the western wilderness.
1873 CATT. I llinois farmer J oseph G lidden (1813–1906) inv ents barbed wir e, which becomes a major for ce in transforming the open grasslands of the West into cattle ranches. B efore the inv ention of barbed wir e, all types of fencing had pr oven ineffective or impractical in the West. G lidden’s design—a simple barb wrapped around a strand of wire with a second strand for reinforcement and stability—makes it efficient, cost effective, and practical. The deployment of barbed wire to section off land means the end of the open range, the long cattle drives, and the cowboy lifestyle.
1803 LAND. 40 per acre). 20 Chronology of Americans and the Environment EXPL. m. on A ugust 31, Capt. M eriwether Le wis embar ks fr om Pittsburgh in a 50-foot keelboat with a par ty of 11 men—the first group of what became the 33-member Corps of D iscovery, led b y Lewis and William Clark. Part of their mission had been in J efferson’s mind for mor e than a decade: to locate the mythical Northwest Passage, a supposed watery route linking the continental United States with the Pacific Ocean and the commercial riches of the Far East.
Chronology of Americans and the Environment by Chris J. Magoc