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Western Migration

economic, political, and social change

TermDefinition
Elected president by carrying the eastern vote and defeating William Jennings Bryan ending populism William McKinley
1 OZ of gold is worth 16 OZ of silver in exchange for paper money or checks. bimetallism
Wrote the Wizard of Oz about his experiences and beliefs about living in the west. Frank Baum
Paper money and checks are backed by gold which is harder to find than silver. Gold Standard
Ran as the Populist party candidate who was defeated by McKinley William Jennings Bryan
An economic downturn that hurt the west when farmers and businesses overextended their credit. panic of 1893
Political movement that fought to advance the interests of farmers and laborers populism
Established agriculture experiment stations to communicate new techniques and developments Hatch Act
Anyone who went west for a better way of life. settlers
A person who got 160 acres of free land if they farmed it and cultivated it for 5 years. homesteaders
A railroad that linked the Eastern U.S. coast with the Western U.S. coast in 1869. transcontinental railroad
Enormous farms that developed from many small farm failures and they grew a single crop. bonanza farms
Helped to create agricultural colleges by giving Federal land to states. Morrill Land Grants
Created by: mrarmy