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American West 17:37 Why did vast geographical expansion take place? Natives and whites interests Clashed How were the tensions resolved Homestead Act 160 acres for small fee to any citizen who was over 21 and head of  household. Would get title to land after living on it for 5 years Pacific Railroad 1850 – 1871 railroads received 131 million acres of land 1 st  transcontinental railroad completed 1869, promontory point, UT Cattle Ranching Brief boom in 1870’s – early 1880’s Commerical cattle frontier – result of civil war Facilitated postwar by RR’s Overbreeding led to grasslands being devasted plus little rain Natural Resources California Gold Rush 1849 Iron, copper, lead, zinc, silver, tin Conservative Movement John Muir
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Yosemite 1890 o Find out who started it. Roosevelt supported it and other national parks
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