The Jouney Of Wesrward Expansion
By:Mary Katherine Mays-Salter
In the Great Plains it is very flat area. It was very hard to grow crops, because of the hard packed earth.
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
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.
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.
The Gold Rush was a sudden movement to a place where gold has been discovered.
The Homestead Act was a law that said you could get 160 acres of land if worked on it for five years.
Exodusters where freedman who exited the south for the west, so they could escape racism, and religous freedom.