Important Events in 1850

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Betsy Rivera
Period 5
12-15-10
1850

If we were to write down everything that throughout life had made us become who we are now, we would make a long list discussing different events that happened to us in different years. The United States history in such a matter is similar to that. Many years had to pass in order to make America what it is today. Since the beginning of American history many people and events had made each year differ from one another. When you are talking about the United States History and discuss about the year 1787 an important that occurred this year was the signing of The Constitution. Or if we mention the tragic event of the twin towers we remember that it happened in September 11, 2001. But what do you recall from the year 1850? Just like any other year in 1850 several events happened that helped shape the United States. In literature perhaps one of the famous book “The Scarlett Letter” was written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. If it wasn’t for the Compromise of 1850 slavery may had taken a twist, imaginably maybe slavery would had taken part here in California or in other states in which slavery was abolished. Other than events in 1850 some great achievements were developed by Levi Strauss, jeans.

In June 6, 1850 Levis Strauss made his first blue jeans. Levis Strauss His invention started a worldwide phenomenon, Lewis Strauss & Co. This famous jean company was significant during the 1850’s because it brought new fashion trend jeans which helped farmers during the famous Gold Rush and was also the first jean company in the United States. Later in the years Levis Strauss jeans improved and later he added the famous indigo color and the jeans arouse popularity. Even up to now Levis are still very popular, all because of Levis invention in jeans in 1850.

Not only were jeans such as important phenomenon in 1850 but in literature Nathaniel Hawthorne novel “The Scarlett Letter” was a hit. When the book was published in March 16, 1850...
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