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Social Studies Unit2

Westward expansion

TermDefinition
Transcontinental Railroads Railroad that crosses a continent
Coolies Immigrants from china hat came to work on the Transcontinental Railroad.
Homesteader people that claimed land on the great plains during the homestead act
Homestead act Law signed in 1862 offering free land to people who were willing to start a farm on the great plains
Sodbuster Farmers of the late 1800 who cut through sod
soddy a home made out of sod.
Promontory point utah Place in northwestern Utah where tracks of the union pacfic and central pacfic railroads
Created by: Sloane Broderick
 

 



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