outline chapter 17 491 507

outline chapter 17 491 507 - APUSH Kaplan Chapter 17...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
APUSH Kaplan February 13, 2007 Chapter 17 Outline of pp. 491- 507 I. Settlement of the West A. People moved to West seeking adventure, to escape drab life, to escape religious persecution during good economic times B. Men and Women on the Overland Trail 1. Gold Rush of 1849 brought 500,00 people to California a. Men made decision to go, women often supported 2. Traveled on Overland trail from spring to fall in caravan trains with elected leaders- arguments still persisted a. Lots of trash, dust left from thousands of caravans 3. Journey was arduous- 16 hour day, 6 month minimum to arrive C. Land for the Taking 1. Locomotive trains began to be used in 1870s and 80s, many still used wagons because of expense 2. People went west to collect land from government 3. Homestead Act of 1862- U.S. government gave away 48 million acres, sold 100 million acres to private citizens and corporations, gave 128 million acres to railroad companies, sold large tracts to states a. To obtain 160 acres, had to live and cultivate land for 5 years b. Hard for farmers to succeed- 2/3 of homestead owners did not cultivate land and Act did not work as well as Congress wanted 4. Series of acts passed to help cultivate land
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 08/20/2008 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Wormer during the Fall '08 term at University of Michigan.

Page1 / 2

outline chapter 17 491 507 - APUSH Kaplan Chapter 17...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online