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Westward Expansion

What was the Union Railroad company? The Union Railroad company began in the east; Irish immigrants worked for this company helping to build the transcontinental railroad ;had to build across the plains.
What was the Central Pacific Railroad company? The Central Pacific Railroad company began building in the west (California);mainly Chinese immigrants working on this railroad.
What was the Homestead Act? The Homestead act was a law passed by Government / Lincoln offered land for very little money. Homesteaders had to work/settle their land continuously for 5 years before gaining ownership.
What were Cattle Drives? Cattle Drives were ranchers/cowboys who herded cattle and took them to Kansas to where they were shipped to the east because cattle was scarce in the east. In the the 1890s because of the transcontinental railroad.
What was the Battle of Little Bighorn ? The Battle or Little Bighorn was fought by the Lakoda tribe and the American Army the first time the indians won but the army grew bigger and the indians were forced to leave and go to reservations. The second battle was known for Curters last stand.
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