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Westward expansion

california gold rush Period when thousands of people went west to search for gold
Cattle Drive When cowboys guided huge heards of cattles North to new rail roard lines extending across The Great Plains
Pony express Buissness that mail from missuri to california in just 10 days
Telegraph Invention that sends messages along wires using eletricity
Samuel B. Morse Devloped a way to send telegraph messages
Transontinental Railroad A railroad across the continent linking the Eastern United states to the Western United states
Central Pacific Began building train tracks from sacramento,california. Most workers were Chinese immigrants
Union pacific Began building train tracks west from Ohaha, most workers were Irish immigrants
Promontory Point place in Utah where the Union Pacific met the Central Pacific and connected the transcontinental railroad
Chinese Immigrants Made up almost 80% of the Central Pacific workers
Red clouds told Union Pacific workers theey were scaring away the buffalo
gen. william tecumsah sherman Warned the Native Americans that nothing would stop the building of the railroads
homestead act of 1862 laws that offered free land to American citizens and immigrants who were willing to start new farms on the Great Plains
homesteaders settlers who claimed land throgh the the homestead act
sod house (soddy)exodusters houses made from sod (soil) on the Great plains
sod busrters the name for farmers on the great plains
pioneers new settlers
exodusters thousands of Africans Americans pioneers who oved to the Great plains and started communities
Nicodemus, Kansas A successful cummunity started by exodusters
technology the use of new ideas to make tools that improve people's lives
entrepreur a person who starts a new buisness hoping to make profit
Levi strauss begin making pants out of blue detm that were sturdy and did'nt tear- the first blue jeans
Reservation area of land set aside for Native American
sitting bull chief of the Lakota tribe in the black Hills of south dakota
col. george custer led the 7 Cavalry on a mission to defeat the Lakota and force them onto a new Reservation
Battle of Lttle Bighorn battle in which crazy horse helped lead the Lakota to victory agaist the U.S. forces
chief Joseph A Nez Perce' chief who led his peopleto the Canadian Border to avoid moving to a reservation
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