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westward expansion

westward expantion

California gold rush period where thousands of people went west to search for gold
Cattle drive when cowboys guided huge herds of cattle north to new railroad lines extending across the great plains
Pony express business that delivered mail from Missouri to California in just ten days
Telagraph invention that sent messages along wires using electricity
Samuel B. Morse developed a way to send telegraph messages
transcontinental railroad a railroad across the continent liking the eastern United States to the western United States
Union pacific began building train track west from Omaha, most Irish immigrants
central pacific began building train track from Sacramento, California. most workers were Chinese immigrants.
promontory point place in Utah where the union pacific connected with the transcontinental railroad
Chinese immagrants made up almost 80% of central pacific workers.
red cloud told union pacific they were scaring away the buffalo
Gen. William Tecumsah Sherman warned Native American nothing would stop the building of the railroads
Homestead act of 1862 law that offered free land to American citizens and immigrants who were willing to start farms on the great plains
Homesteaders settlers who claimed land through the homstead act
sod house [soddy] houses made from sod [soil] in the great plains
sodbusters names for farmers in the great plains
pioneers new settlers
Exodusters Thousends of African American pioneers who moved to the great plains and started communities.
Nicodemus,Kansas A successful community started by exodusters
Created by: 00020442r2