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westward expantion

TermDefinition
coolies Asian immigrants that came to work on the railroad
Homestead Act signed in 1862 offering free land to people willing to start new farms on the Great Plains.
homesteader Settlers who claimed land on the Great Plains under the Homestead Act.
Promontory Point Place in northwestern Utah where tracks of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads met in 1869 to complete the transcontinental railroad
sod-buster Great Plains farmer of the late 1800s who had to cut through sod, or thick grass, before planting crops.
Soddy a dirt house
transcontinental railroad Railroad that crosses a continent. The first transcontinental railroad in the United States was completed in 1869.
manual labor Jobs done by hand
mechanization mechanization Changed farming in us
Cyrus McCormick A farmer and inventor
reaper A machine that cut grain
tresering mcinerig Separate grain from stalks
L.O. Colvin Made the first milking mcinehcine
Gustave de Lavale Separated milk from cream in minute.
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