Busy. Please wait.
or

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
or

Username is available taken
show password

why


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.


Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Don't know
Know
remaining cards
Save
0:01
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
Retries:
restart all cards
share
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Western Expansion

TermDefinition
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 deliver mail from Missouri to California in just ten days
Telegraph 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 linking the Eastern United Stated to the Western United States
Union Pacific began building train track west from Omaha, most workers were Irish
Central Pacific began building train track east from Sacramento, California . Most workers were Chinese immagrants
Promontory Point place in Utah where Union Pacific met Central Pacific and connected transcontinental railroad
Chinese Immigrants made up 80% of of the Central Pacific workers
Red Cloud told Union Pacific workers they were scaring away the buffalo
Gen. William Tecumsah Sherman told the Native Americans that nothing would stop them form building the railroad
Homestead Act of 1862 law 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 through the Homestead Act
Sod Houses (Soddy) houses made from sod (soil) in the Great Plains
Sodbusters the names for farmers on the Great Plain
pioneers new settlers
Created by: 00020650r2