By: Faith Davis

 

 

 

 

Back In The Days

 

Table of Contents

Homestead Act..........................................................1

Gold Rush.................................................................2

Transcontinental Railroad..........................................3

Exodusters................................................................4

Native Americans......................................................5

Obstacles...................................................................6

Great plains..............................................................7

Inventions................................................................8

Homestead Act

The Homestead Act was a promise that said people had to work on land to own it. They had to work on it for five years. They had to pay $10.00.

During the Gold Rush they looked for stuff like money and food. They had to use some plates to find money in the rivers.

Gold Rush

The Transcontinental Railroad helped people go West faster by train. It helped move wheat and corn and stuff.

 

Transcontinental Railroad 

Exodusters are the people who left the city from the South to the West. They were looking for free land.

Exodusters

The Native Americans are people who the men hunt for food and the ladies stay home and make food and clothing. They live in a large house and use bison fur or deer fur to keep them warm when hunting.

Native Americans

Obstacles were things that were hard when moving West. The soil was too hard for them to go across so they had to go another way. They had to pay to get around and the train was expensive.

Obstacles

The Great Plains is a flat grassy area. It was found heading West. It was so hard to farm because it didn't get much rain so the plants could not grow. The plants died and it was a lot of dirt and grass.

Great Plains

There were inventions that helped.  They used a plow to get through the hard soil. The telegraph was like a type writer they used to send messages.

Inventions

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