Large industrial cities
Pasture land which cattle roamed
Instant towns set up near mining centers
Deserted, empty towns in the West
Paying farmers to grow certain crops
Loaning money to U.S. citizens in the east at a very low interest rate.
Giving land to Homesteaders.
Honoring Native American territorial land claims.
Offering railroad companies land along the tracks and subsidizing the construction cost.
Giving away construction equipment.
Allowing companies to build wherever they wanted.
Excusing railroad builders from paying taxes.
Fewer workers were needed
Expanding interstate trade nationwide
Rapid rebuilding of the South after the Civil War
Eliminating overseas trade with Europe
It caused western population to decrease rapidly.
There was no longer a need for a railroad.
The value of gold and silver decreased.
It increased the flow of businesses and people to the West.
Settlers had an easy time farming the land of the Great Plains
Settlers struggled to survive and had to work together
Most women were afraid of sod homes
Farmers enjoyed nice tanning weather
The cotton gin
Barbed wire fencing
How easy and luxurious farming life was
One of the many factors that attracted people to the west
The willingness of the government to settle the west
How people adapt to their environment.
Jim Crow Laws
Not enough crops were produced.
They had a surplus of goods resulting in decreasing crop values.
The price of their crops was too high.
Natives were forced on to reservations.
To unite farmers so they could try to improve their economic problems.
To decrease the number of farmers in the West.
To try to decrease the price of their crops.
To discourage people from moving west.
Increased in size
Remained the same size
A lack of cheap land.
Lack of wood.
They maintained control of their traditional lands.
They benefited economically from government policy.
They became farmers and small business owners.
They were forced to live on reservations.
The act of leaving one's homeland
The talent to speak a variety of languages
The ability to blend into a larger culture
The desire to maintain one's old language and customs
The importance of religion in daily life.
The value of gold and silver.
Educating the young for adulthood.
Land ownership and use.
Settled only in the South.
Were easily and fully accepted by Americans since the early 1800s.
Were denied equality and fair treatment in American society.
Wanted to abandon their culture to fully assimilate into the American way of life.
Railroads transported people and goods throughout the nation.
The railroads gave away free land to those who asked
The railroads provided free rides to passengers.
Railroads helped Native Americans spread their culture.
The West was the best place to live in America
The settling of the West was the most important era in our history.
Native Americans were killed from wars between themselves and the US government.
Being a cowboy was an easy and high paying job.
Declaring independence from Great Britain
Deciding to end the War of 1812
Acquiring western territory as a result of the Mexican-American War
Annexing Hawaii and the Philippines
More states were added to the US
The value of gold decreased.
Fewer people settled in the west.
The development of mining towns had no impact on the US