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Westward Expansion

TermDefinition
Pony Express a former system in the American West of carrying mail and Express of relays of riders mounted on horses
Telegraph A system for transmitting messages w/ Morse Code
Promontory Point,Utah The meeting of the Continental railroad
Transcontinental Railroad a train route across the United states west
Great Plains a large grassland in the middle of the united states.
Homestead Act a Law passed by congress that allowed settlers to move out west
Homesteaders a person who claimed land on the US frontier
Sodbusters a farmer who works the soil
Exodusters a african american who went to Kansas in 1870
Reservation territories set aside for native americans
boomtown a town that has rapidly grown
Prospecter an appairant prohability of vancement, sucess,profit and suddenvprosperities
Created by: ramsdenH