Lesson 1- Lesson 3 Westward Expansion
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Railroad workers faced several challenges such as freezing weather, buffalos stopping their progress, and Native Americans attacks while building the railroads.29
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Railroad workers faced several challenges such as freezing weather, buffalos stopping their progress, and Native Americans attacks while building the railroads.
The standard gauge was introduced to create a national network of railroads.
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 West30s
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
George Westinghouse devised air brakes .
Gustavus Swift invented car couplers that linked train cars together.
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 homesteaders30s
The Battle of Wounded Knee marked the beginning of warfare between the Plains Indians and the U.S. army.
Plains Indians sometimes used bison for food, weapons, toys, and shelter.
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
Farmers faced many problems settling the Plains and new inventions such as the steel plow helped solve some problems.
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
The Homestead Act played a role in settling the East.
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