3. Sept. 6 - 1. Railroad wherever the railroad goes...

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1 . Railroad – wherever the railroad goes development will follow. 2 Homestead act 1862 – try to get people to move to the great plains. Gives free land will allow plots of 160 acres to any settler who agreed to live there for 5 years and make improvements. At the end of 5 years you had to pay a small filing fee. First come first serve, lotto system Races Okalahoma 3 Mining – gold found in Cali. Becomes a state before it became a territory. In 1870’s gold found in Sioux territory. Lots of development. 1 st labor unions founded in mining company, radical unionism 4 cattle ranching - 1865-1885 open range period, almost no overhead. Cowboys were very diverse, paid once a year only in summer. Failed- b/c Heards were freezing to death. Farmers built fences, barb wire fences Ranchers and farms will do vigilaty justice sheep herders- sheep herders have to move b/c they eat the grass and it doesn’t come back. It changes into breeding better rather than more.
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course HIST 2020 taught by Professor Oldlady during the Spring '07 term at University of South Florida - Tampa.

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3. Sept. 6 - 1. Railroad wherever the railroad goes...

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