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The Jouney Of  Wesrward Expansion           

By:Mary Katherine Mays-Salter

 

Great Plains......................................................1          Transcontinental Railroad..............................2          Native Americans............................................3         Obstacles While Heding West.........................4          Inventions........................................................5         Gold Rush.........................................................6          Homestead Act...............................................7          Exodusters.......................................................8

 

 

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     In the Great Plains it is very flat area.  It was very hard to grow crops, because of the hard packed earth.   

Great Plains

 

The Transcontinental Railroad was a railroad that stretched  throughout the continent. It sent goods across the country.  It was a faster and safer way to travel

      Transcontinental Railroad 

 

     Native Americans were forced off of there land by the government.  The Native Americans children were sent to bording schools.  There way of life was ruined.

Native Americans

     Obstacles While Heading West were hail, tornadoes, dust storms, mountains, and drout.  Another obstacle was crossing rivers, because horses and people drouned.

Obstacles While Heading West

     The steel plow helped farmers on the Great Plains break up the hard packed earth.  The windmill braught up scarce water up to the surface on the Great plains. 

Iventions

     The Gold Rush was a sudden movement to a place where gold has been discovered. 

Gold Rush

     The Homestead Act was a law that said you could get 160 acres of land if worked on it for five years.

The Homestead Act

Exodusters where freedman who exited the south for the west, so they could escape racism, and religous freedom.  

Exodusters