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Westward Expansion

California Gold Rush period where thousands of people went west to search for gold
Cattle Drive when coyboys guided huge herds of cattle North to new railroad lines extendending across The Great Plains
Pony Express buisness that delivered mail from Missouri to California in just en days
Telegraph invention sent messages along wires using elctricity
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 track west from Omaha, Most workers were Irish immigrants
Central Pacific began building track west from Sacromento California. Most workers were Chinese immagrants
Promontory Point place in Utah where Union Pacific met 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 workers
Gen. William Tecumsah Sherman warned the Native Americans that nothing would stop the building of the railroads
Homestead Act of 1862
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