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westward Expansion

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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 telegraph messages
transcontinental railroad a railroad across the continent linking the eastern United states to the western United States
union pacific began building train track west from Omaha, most workers were Irish immigrants
central pacific began building train track east of Sacramento, most workers were Irish immigrants
promontory prompt place in Utah where the union pacific met the central pacific and connect the transcontinental railroad.
Chinese immigrants made up almost 80% of the central pacific workers
red cloud told union pacific workers they were scaring away the buffilo
Gen. William Sherman warned native Americans that nothing would stop the building of the rail roads
homestead act of 1862 law that offered free land to American citizens would stop the building of the railroads
homesteaders settelers who claimed land through the homested act
sod house (soddy) houses made from sod (soil) on the great plains
sodbusters the name for farmers on the great plains
pioneers new settelers
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