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soc.st. chapter 9

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sod Homes built of sod were very hard to keep clean.
highway The U.S. government began building the interstate highway system in the 1950`s.
Chicago Two major Midwestern cities, Chicago and Sault St. Marie, began as trading post.
northern The early Ojibwa way of life was to travel through the northern Great Lakes region to gather food.
drought Farmland can turn to dust and blow away during times of drought.
advantage One advantage of shipping by rail instead of by steamboat was that rail lines could be built almost anywhere.
explorers Fur trading post were set up along the Midwest rivers and lakes following the route of the explorers Jolliet and Marquette.
Lewis The discovery of an easy water route from the Midwest to the Pacific Ocean was not accomplished by Lewis and Clark.
West President Thomas Jefferson wanted to find a water route to the West to expand our country`s trade.
Great Lakes The Ojibwa of today have many things in common with the early Ojibwa because they still live, hunt, and fish in the northern Great Lakes region.
prairie The tough prairie sod was very hard to plow so the Midwest farmers turned to John Deere for help.
Midwest People of the Midwest never had to leave the area in search of furs due to the abundance of animals.
Cahokia Trade goods could be easily shipped to and from the ancient Midwest trading center of Cahokia.
pioneers The Midwestern pioneers had to struggle and fight with many Native American groups when they first arrived.
markets Steamboats were a great help to farmers in the early 1800s because they could ship their grain by boat to markets in St. Louis.
Created by: schoolcat700