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Lesson 1- Lesson 3 Westward Expansion

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  • Q1

    Railroad workers faced several challenges such as freezing weather, buffalos stopping their progress, and Native Americans attacks while building the railroads. 

    False

    True

    30s
  • Q2

    The standard gauge was introduced to create a national network of railroads. 

    False

    True

    30s
  • Q3

    What overall effect did the Transcontinental Railroad have on the U.S.? Choose the best answer.

    it united the country politically 

    it allowed ranchers to get their herd to the market faster

    it led to economic opportunities and population growth in the West

    30s
  • Q4

    Why were large companies able to take over most of the mining operations in the West?

    They took over because  they worked for the government. 

    They had the money to buy the expensive machinery to dig deeply underground

    They took over  because they had the capability of buying land. 

    30s
  • Q5

    George Westinghouse devised air brakes .

    True

    False

    30s
  • Q6

    Gustavus Swift invented car couplers that linked  train cars together. 

    False

    True 

    30s
  • Q7

    The Dawes Act was an attempt by the government to ___

    make reservation life more bearable

    improve relations between Native Americans and white settlers

    get Native Americans to farm and ranch like white homesteaders

    30s
  • Q8

    The Battle of Wounded Knee marked the beginning of warfare between  the Plains Indians and the U.S. army. 

    True

    False

    30s
  • Q9

    Plains Indians sometimes used bison for food, weapons, toys, and shelter. 

    True

    False 

    30s
  • Q10

    Why were time zone implemented in the U.S.?

    Time zones were implemented to ensure that people could pay their bills on time 

    Time zones were implemented to ensure safer and more efficient rail travel 

    Time zones were implemented to ensure that U.S. was modernizing and aligning with European countries.

    30s
  • Q11

    Farmers faced many problems settling the Plains and new inventions such as the steel plow helped solve some problems. 

    True

    False

    30s
  • Q12

    What was the long drive and how did it affect Americans?

    The herding of cattle about 1,00 miles to meet the rails to ship cattle East. It led to Americans having less  food to eat. 

    The herding of cattle about 1,000 miles to meet the rails to ship cattle East. It led to Americans having more food to eat. 

    The herding of cattle about 1,000 miles to meet the rails to ship cattle West. It led to Americans having more food to eat. 

    30s
  • Q13

    The Homestead Act played a role in settling the East. 

    False

    True

    30s

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