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Western expansion

California Gold Rush period where thousands of people went west to search for gold
Cattle Drive when cowboys gided huge herds of cattle North to new railroad lines extending across The Great Plains
Pony express businesses that delivered huge herds of cattle North to new railroad lines extending across the great plains
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 States to the Western United States
Union pacific began building train tracks west of Omaha, most workers were Irish immagrants
Central pacific began building train track east from Sacramento California. Most workers were Chinese immigrants
Promontory Point place in Utah were the union Pacific met the central Pacific and connected the transcontinental railroad.
Chinese Immigrants made up almost 80% of Central Pacific workers
Red Cloud told Union Pacific workers they were scaring away the buffalo
Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman warned the Native Americans that nothing would stop the building of the railroads
Homestead act of 1812 law that offered land to American citizens and immigrants who were going to make farm on the great plains
Homesteaders settlers who claimed land through the homestead act
sod house (soddy) houses made of sod from the great plains
sodbusters the name of farmers on the great plains
pioneers new settlers
exodusters thousands of African American pioneers who moved to the great plains and started communitys
Nicodemus, Kannsas a successful community started by exodusters
technology the use of of new ideas to make tools that improve peoples lives
entrepreneur a person who starts a new blueness hoping to make a profit
Levi Strauss began making pants out of blue denim that where sturdy and diddent tear
Resevation a place set aside for native amaricans
Sitting bull cheif of the Lakota tribe in the Black Hills of South Dakota
Col. George Cluster led the 7th Calvary on a mission to defeat the Lakota and force them into reservations
Battle of Little Bighorn battle in which Crazy Horse helped lead the Lakota to victory against the U.S. forces
Chief Joseph A Nez Peirce' chief who led his people to the Canadian border to avoid moving to a reservation
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