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U.S History

Chapter 6 vocabulary

TermDefinition
Assimilate To take in and incorporate as one's own
Battle of Little Bighorn Battle in Montana between the United States cavalry under Custer and several groups of native Americans.
Civil Rights Act of 1875 Federal law that prohibited discrimination in public accommodations.
Exodusters Name given to African Americans who fled the southern United States for Kansas in 1879 and 1880
Farmers Alliance Organized economic movement among U.S. farmers that flourished in the 1880's.
Homestead Act Act passed by the us congress in 1862 making available to settlers 160-acre tracts of public land for cultivation.
Land Grant A tract of land given by the government.
Open-Range System Area where livestock may roam at large.
Reservation A tract of public land set apart for a special purpose
Sand Creek Massacre Surprise attack by the us troops on a Cheyenne camp.
Transcontinental Railroad Train route across the united states finished in 1869.
Vigilant Keenly watchful to detect danger; wary
Wounded knee Village in south-west, South Dakota: site of massacre of about 300 Oglala Sioux Indians on December 29,1890
Cash Crops A crop for direct sale in market.
Dawes General Allotment Act Land-distribution law as a way to "civilize" ans make farmers of the American Indians.
Created by: lexi.arterburn