The History of Chicago
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The History of Chicago
Chicago has been one of the most pivotal cities in US history, and much of the evolution of the country since colonialism has had the influence of Chicago at the center.
Geographically the area was rich with sources of water, such as the great lakes, and large migrations of animals which supplied active trades between the Miami tribe and the Mascouten tribe. The activity and lifestyle of the Algonquian Native Americans was noted in earnest by French missionaries and explorers in the 1700’s, and gives us an interesting insight into the way they lived. The French were attracted to the area by the same things that had ensured the survival of the Natives, like the Mississippi river. The Jesuits made their mark upon the area, hoping to convert and keep the area under Christian influence, but continual wars of attrition between the settlers and the natives made them abandon many campaigns.
The Northwest Indian War and the American Revolution
The territory that was fought over in the Northwest Indian War was preceded by many other long standing conflicts for land and resources in the area between Native tribes, and later with French and British colonies. Rigor was always maintained for dominance of this area against U.S control from the start of George Washington’s presidency, and the US Army suffered major defeats at first. But the expansion of US sovereignty and tactical improvements saw the Native Americans lose much of their land, much of which is now modern day Ohio by the start of the 19th century. By the American Revolution all remaining British colonies only had the hope of many forts in the Northwest, and without these forts, which were overtaken around the same time, the British admitted defeat, and the control of the Northwest was a crucial stepping stone to full American independence.
After waves of further European immigrants, by the start of the 20th century there were almost 2 million inhabitants in Chicago alone, and many more in the surrounding state and near the Great Lakes. From before this point and onwards the city very much remains the result of actions in this era, with the greatest effect being from the explosion of manufacturing industries and commerce alongside the rapidly modernizing Northwest area. The boom of industry brought about many more waves of immigration of skilled and unskilled workers from all over Europe, though sanctions were implemented to restrict immigration after the First World War.