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Chapter 6 Vocabulary

Mrs. Hunt U.S. History Ch. 6 Vocabulary

1.) Cash Crop crops that are grown for selling purposes
2.) Farmer's Alliance in the late 1800's, farming organizations came together to work for political and economic reforms
3.) Civil Rights Act 1875 a law meant to ban public discrimination and transportation
4.) Reservation lands where the federal government forced Native Americans to live
5.) Sand Creek Massacre Colorado militia killed a camp of indians in 1864
6.) Battle of Little Big Horn Sioux defeated U.S army troops in 1876
7.) Wounded Knee Assimilate U.S confrontation of the calvary and the Sioux that marked the end of Indian resistance in 1890
8.) Assimilate to come together with the main culture of a society
9.) Dawes General Allotment Act in 1887, this law replaced the reservation system with an allotment system
10.) Vigilante a law enforcer who is self-appointed
11.) Transcontinental Railroad use of railroads to link the eastern and western parts of the United States
12.) Land Grant land that has been prepared for the construction of buildings, schools, and railroads
13.) Open-Range System grassland areas where livestock lived and grazed from it
14.) Homestead Act in 1862, this law gave 160 acres to citizens who were willing to live there and work on it for 5 years
15.) Exodusters emigrating African Americans from the south to the west as a result of the Civil War