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US History

Westward Expansion (1862-1900)

TermDefinition
Manifest Destiny The right to expand westward to Cali
Homestead Act 1862 Selling land in the mid-west
Transcontinental Railroad 1896 Railroads were built along the whole country
Indian Wars // Dawes Act 1887 Forced native Americans onto reserves // attempted to make them farmers
49ers Going to Cali in search of gold in 1849
Granger Movement Farmers complaining about the railroad
Populists The movement group the farmers made
Free-coinage of silver Poorer people wanted to use silver instead of gold because it benefited the poor
Created by: Maryyx