The Wild West - Movement West The Great Plains-Arid absence of moisture an absolute desert View of the Great Plains-Manifest Destiny The 19th century

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Movement West The Great Plains -Arid, absence of moisture, an absolute desert View of the Great Plains -Manifest Destiny: The 19 th century doctrine of belief that the expansion of the IS throughout the American continents was both justified and inevitable -View of expansion had no room for African-Americans, and Native Americans were expected to assimilate Louisiana Purchase -Purchased the land from Napoleon who needed money for his wars -Petitioned for funds from congress to explore the west—6 months before purchase Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1804-1806 -French interpreter along with Sacagawea, sent a peaceful message to Native Americans What They Learned -Nothing was really there, that’s how it gained the reputation of the Great American Desert Great Plains Indians The Industrial Revolution Transcontinental Railroad -Multiplier Industry: An industry that has an effect on other industries. They are connected to one another. Ex. The railroad affected the lumber, coal, and oil industries. Pacific Railway Act, 1862 -Union Pacific and Central Pacific -Union Pacific (Nebraska-West) used Irish workers; Central Pacific (California-East) used oriental -Took six years of very hard labor to complete this project Massive Immigration and Urban areas in Midwest and East Farming -The moisture in the topsoil evaporated very quickly; had to use a technique known as Dry Farming A type of farming practiced in arid areas without irrigation by planting drought- resistant crops and maintaining a fine surface mulch that protects the natural moisture of the soil from evaporation Morrill Land Grant College Act and the Homestead Act (1862) -Illinois State University was the first college under this Act; we failed but still yay!
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