By Fantashia Davis
Homestead act gave people free land if they said they would work on land for 5 years and make it better. They said that it was free but you still have to pay $10.00 filing.
Transcontinental Railroad helped rich people from the united states because it made it faster to travel and move things. People could take agricultural product like wheat, corn, etc.
The Great Plains are a large, flat, and grassy area that was traveled through while heading west.
St. Louis is also known as the Gateway to the West. It got this nickname because sometimes people would go through to get west.