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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 telegraph messages along wires using electricity
Samuel B. Morse Developed a way to send telegraph messages
Transcontinetal 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 from Sacramento, California. Most workers were Chinese immigrants
Promontory Point Place in Utah where the Union Pacific met the Cebtral Pacific and connected the transcontinental railroad
Chinese Immigrants Made up almost 80% of the Pacific workers
Red Cloud Told Union Pacific workers they were scaring away the Buffalo
Gen. William Tecumsah Sherman 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
Sod house ( Soddy) Houses made from sod ( soil) on the Great Plains
sod busters The name of farmers on the Great Plains
Pioneers New settlers
Exodusters Thousands of African Americans pioneers who moved to the Great Plains and started communities
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