Moving West by kennedy jones

 

 

 

 

Traveling West..............................1

Great Plains................................3

 THE EXODUSTERS..........................5

the innovations that were made..............................4

How did people get there.......................................2

 TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

INDEX............................6

 Traveling West

 

 People went west for many reason like gold, land ,fur ,escape racism and religious freedom etc.

 

 

 How did people get there 

 

People got there by traveling by wagon on trails and if you had money you could tavel by train. The trail were originnally made by native american. Another way they got there was  the trancontinental railraod and they called it that because it was fasters , safey and it stretched fro the united stated to coast to coast.

 

 

            

      

    

 Great plains

 

 

 

 

  The great plain was a flat grassy area that was taveled through while heading west.The soil was hard.Diffcult to grow crop.It ws dry flat land.The water was scarce. People did not relize the land's potentiel.

 

the Innovations that were made 

 

  The windmill could bring scarce water to the surface.The steel plow needed to till (break up) the hard packed earth. The mechanical reapers would make the harvest(picking up crops) was easier & faster.

THE    EXODUSTERS

 

   Exodusters had freedom who eited the south for the west.

Homestead Act

 

 The homestead act is the law that said you could get 160 acres of land if you woked on it for 5 years.

 

 

 Great plain...............2

 Innovations that were made.......................4

How did people get there...................3

Exodusters....................1

 

INDEX

Traveling west.................5