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Westward Expansion V

Californa 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
Telegragh Invention that sent messages along wires using electricity
Samuel B. Morse Developed aa way to send telegragh messages
Transcontinental Railroad A railroad across the continent linking in Eastern United States to the Western United States
Union Pacific Began building train track west from Omaha, Most workers were Chinese immigrants
Central Pacific Began Building train track east from Sacrometo, California. Most workers were Chinese immigrants
Promontory Point Place in Utah where 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 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 Americans citizens and immigrants who were willing to start new farms on the Great Plains Had to be a man 21 or older or a woman who was head of the family Got up to 160 acres of land Paid about $10 and agreed to farm and l
Homesteaders Settlers who claimed land throgh 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
Exoductors Thousands of African-American pioneers who moved to the Great Plains and started communities
Nicodemus, Kansas A succesful community started by exoductors
Technology The use of new ideas to make tools that improve people's lives
Entrepreneur A person who starts a new business hoping to make a profit
Levi Strauss Began making pants out of blue demin that were sturdy and didn't tear- the first blue jeans
Reservation Area of land set aside for Native americans
Sitting Bull Cheif of the Lakota tribe in the Black Hills of the South
Col. George Custer Led the 7th Calvary on mission to defeat the Defeat the Lakota and force them onto a new reservation
Battle of Little Bighorn Battle in which Crazy Horse helped lead the Lakota and force them onto a new reservation
Cheif Joseph A Nez Perce' cheif who lead his people to the Canadian border to avoid moving to a reservation
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