Westward expansion..................3

great plains................................4 

gold rush.....................................5

home steaders............................6

inventions....................................7

exodusters.....................................9

obsticals.......................................8

table of contense 

 

the west 

This was a hard journey they had to cross powerful current rivers and rough terrains such as mountains and rocks  on the bottom of the river. They had to get cattle and wagons across the rivers.

west ward expansion

 

great plains 

The great  plains was filled with grass and almost no threes the people who settled there had to make sod houses out of grass.

The california gold rush began in 1848 trough 1855 it started january 24th 1848when gold was found in california and about 300,000 people moved to california from the  rest of the united states  and abroad.

gold rush

Sighned into law on may 1862,the home stead act opend  up settlement in the western united states, allow any american, ncluding freed slaves, to put in a claim to 160 free acres of federal land. By the end  of the civil war  15,000 homestead  claims have been astablished,and more followed in postwar years.

homsteaders

Inventions were very important to people back then one invention was a telegraph it,s purpose was to communicate with other people it made fast beeping noises and you had to listen or you would get the message wrong. It also makes it easy for company, to talk to other company,s instead of face to face contact with other people.

invetions 

 

obsticals

A couple of obsticals people ran into were illnesses ,rough terrains , and rivers these are just a couple of them and thy most likly ran into muck more.

exodusters was a name given to african americans who migrted from states along the mississippi river to kansas in the late  nintenth centry,as part of the exoduster move ment or exodus of 1879.it was the first general migration of blacks following the civil war.

exodusters