Alyssa Morgan February 27, 2020 Western Empire McClure Western Empire The Western Empire was built on many different influences such as farming turning into homesteading, ranching, mining, the suffrage of African Americans, Indians, with blood sweat and tears. America the great was built on a lot of hard work and a lot of hard cruel suffrage that is mostly over today. The western empire was built on farming. Many came to America to farm because it was cheap, but what they did not take in consideration was the weather. A lot of the houses were made out of dirt and sod. The struggle was difficult. The government started coming into play when the Pacific Railway Act came into effect on July 1 st, 1862. It dealt with federal funding for commercial farming, commercial farming is when you can sell your crops for profit. The west was rough and tough. They would send ministers to places of trouble. Endicott Peabody was a minister sent to Tombstone Arizona, and it was his first position. Tombstone Arizona is like the movie, they had gangs, they were roughnecks, and they liked to drink and gamble. The government were not taking care of the farmers, so they started a people’s party. The grange was finally paid by the federal government. At first it started where farmers would meet up and socialize to talk about their crops. Eventually it turned into a place to talk about the problems that the government were causing. The Farmers Alliance in the 1880’s started, and they wanted the government to but the railroad and give money to public cilos and grain elevators.
Homesteading soon came into play, where the owners would become more self-sufficient.
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