New West - Migration West  Government...

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Unformatted text preview: Migration West  Government Incentives  Transcontinental Railroad (1869): Act of Congress charted two corporations, Union & Central Pacific, to join rail line at Promontory Pt Utah in 1869  Homestead Act of 1862: settlers buy 160 acres for small fee if improve it in 5 yrs  Economic Opportunities  Mining: rise & fall of mining industry, fell eventually to commercial mines or abandoned  Ranching: long, difficult drives, range wars erupted between cattlemen and farmers  Agriculture: struggled with scarcity of natural resources, climate, changes in agriculture Diversity of the West  Race & Ethnicity  Chinese: settled along the west coast, worked rail lines  Mexican Americans: in southwest, particularly after Mexican American war  African Americans: freed slaves headed west for new opportunities (Exodusters, Buffalo Soldiers) The Native American Presence...
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course HIST 112 taught by Professor Littlefield during the Spring '08 term at South Carolina.

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