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Westward Expansion

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.
Telegraph invention that sent messages along wires using electricity.
Samuel B. Morse developed a way to send telegraphs messages.
Transcontinental Railroads a railroad across the continent linking the Eastern United States to the Westward United States.
Union Pacific began building train track west from Omaha, Most workers for Irish immigrants.
Central Pacific began building train track east from Sacramento, California. Most workers were Chinese immigrants.
Promontory point place in Utah where the Union Pacific met the Central pacific and connected that transcontinental railroad
Chinese Immigrants made up almost 80% of the Central pacific workers
Red Cloud told Union Pacific workers that they were scaring away the buffalo
Gen. William Tecumsah warned the Native Americans that 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 new farms on the Great Plains
Homesteaders settlers who claimed land through the Homestead Act
sod house (soddy) houses made from sod (soil) on the Great Plains
sodbusters the name for farmers on the Great Plains
pioneers new settlers
exodusters thousands of African American pioneers moved to the Great Plains and started communites.
Nicodemus, Kansas
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