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Social Westward Exp

delivered mail from Missouri to California in 10 days Pony Express
challenge of Union Pacific Railroad conflict with Native Americans
challenges of homesteaders insects, weather, breaking sod
ended cattle drive railroads reach Texas
name of gold rushers who went to California 49ers
lost if only lived on homestead for 4 years or less 160 acres of land
purpose of barbed wire property lines
where golden spike used to complete transcontinental railroad Promontory Point, Utah
name of grass covered dirt used to build homes sod
how cattle drives helped economy of Texas people in East paid money for cattle
"Custards Last Stand" - Battle of Little Bighorn whole command killed
significance of Battle of Wounded Knee last major battle between U.S. and Native Americans
life in sod home dirt floor, crammed, insects
boom town businesses open
ghost town everyone gone
law that gave pioneers 160 acres of land and farm for 5 years Homestead Act
sudden movement of people to an area where gold is found gold rush
settler who moves place to place pioneer
invented morse code and telegraph Samuel Morse
service in 1860 that used riders on horses to deliver mail from Missouri to California Pony Express
device that sent messages through wires using electricity telegraph
land set aside by government for Native Americans reservations
railroad that crosses continent transcontinental railroad
way cowboys moved large herd of cattle from Texas to east cattle drive
African American pioneers who moved to Great Plains after Civil War Exodusters
vast region of dry grassland in middle of country Great Plains
person who starts business hoping to make a profit entrepreneur
people who claimed land under Homestead Act homesteaders
inventor of blue jeans Levi Strauss
farmer who cut through sod before planting crops sodbuster
leader of Nez Perce tribe who tried to run to Canada but were captured Chief Joseph
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