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Unit 9

Cotton, Cattle and Railroads

Commercial Agriculture producing crops for sale
Expansion the act or process of expanding; to extend
Immigrant a person who comes to a country to settle
sharecropper a farmer who is provided with seed, tools, living quarters, and food and receives a share of the value of the crop
subsistence agriculture producing almost all the goods needed by the farm family, usually with a little extra to sale
open range public land that could be used by anyone
vaquero cowhand
felony a serious crime for which punishment may be imprisonment or death
dry farming a method of farming that used a manner of plowing that left loose soil on top of the ground, which kept water in the ground by slowing evaporation
tenant farming a farmer who works land owned by another and pays rent
Created by: mlopez86