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Westward Expansion

Union Pacific railroad company Started building railroad from east
Central Pacific railroad company started building railroad from west
Homestead Act Encouraged western migration by providing settlers 160 acres of public land
Cattle drives process of moving cattle from 1 place to another
Battle of Little Bighorn Custer's last stand NA won battle Lakota Sioux tribe fought battle NA leader sitting bull
Effects of Transcontinental Railroad Bison disappeared,towns formed around train stations,affected NA,destroyed NA homes and land.
Changes for the NA as people moved to west lost bison,forced off land,moved to reservations
Challenges for the Chinese immigrants working to build the railroad central pacific paid whites more than Chinese.
Inventions that helped settlers on the Great Plains in the west barbed wire,steel plow,steam locomotive,steamboat,telegraph
Effects of people searching for gold in the west giant population, resulted in violence
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