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SS Unit 2

Westward Expansion

transcontinental railroad Railroad that crossed a continent. The first transcontinental railroad in the United States was completed in 1869.
Coolies Chinese immigrants that helped build the transcontinental railroad.
Promontory Point, Utah Was where both parts of the transcontinental railroad met and a golden spike was hit there
Homesteaders Settlers who claimed land on the Great Plains under the Homestead Act.
Homestead Act Law signed in 1862 offering free land to people willing to start new farms on the Great Plains.
Sodbusters Great Plains farmer of the late 1800s who had to cut through sod, or thick grass, before planting crops.
Soddy Was sod or dirt that was used for homes.
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