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Westward Expantion

Unit 2

Transcontinental Railroad A railroad that crosses a continent. The first transcontinental railroad in the US was completed in 1869
Coolies Chinese immigrants who worked on the transcontinetal railroad
Promentory Point,Utah A place in northwestern Utah where tracks of the Union pacific and Central pacific railroads met in 1869 to complete the transcontinental railroad.
Homesteader Settlers who claimed land on the Great Plains under the Homestead Act.
Homestead Act A law signed in 1862 offering free land to people willing to start new farms on the Great plains
Sodbuster Great plains farmer of the late 1800s who had to cut through sod or thick, grass before planting crops
Soddy A house in the Great plains made out of sod, grass ,and dirt
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