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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 buisness that deliverd 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 contenient linking the Eastern United States to the Western United States
Union Pacific began building tain track west form Omaha, Most workers were Irish immigrants
Central Pacific began building train track east from Sacramento, California. Most workers were Chinese immagrants
Promontory Point place in Utah where the Union Pacific me the Central Pacific and connected the transcontinental railroad
Chinese Immagrants made up almost 80% of the Central Pacific workers
Red Cloud told Union Pacific workers they were scaring away the buffalo
Gen. William Tecumasah Shermen warned the Native Americans that nothing woud stop the building of the railroads
Homestead Act Of 1862 law that offered free land to American citizens and immagrants 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 160acers of land. paid about $10 and agreed to farm and li
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