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History Chap 14

TermDefinition
Booker T Washington Great educator who built Tuskegee Institute
George Washington Carver scientist whose work with plants helped Southern farmers; taught at Tuskegee Institute for many years
Soybeans one of the most profitable crops a farmer can grow
Reservations pieces of land set aside by the US for the Indians
transcontinental railroad railroad that would cross the continent from coat to coast
Union Pacific Company built the transcontinental railroad starting in Omaha, Nebraska
Central Pacific Company built the transcontinental railroad starting in Sacrmento, California
Promontory Point, Utah place where the two railroads met
stampede a sudden rush of animals or people
Homestead Act law that promised 160 acres of ree land to settlers in the West who would cultivate or homestead land for 5 years
Oklahoma Land Rush time in 1889 when the government opened Oklahoma for settlement; settlers raced to find land they could call their own
Cyrus McCormick inventor of the first successful mechanical reaper