WEEK 12--Western Frontiers T&O

WEEK 12--Western Frontiers T&O - AMH 2010 Terms and...

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AMH 2010 Terms and Outline WEEK 12::A Moveable Feast: Western Frontiers I. Abundance and Restraint: The West in American History Two challenges Frederick Jackson Turner, “frontier thesis” II. New Opportunities: Economic Frontiers A. Mining 1. major strikes Pike’s Peak or Bust” Peter O’Riley and Patrick McLaughlin—Comstock Lode 2. impact Virginia City, Nevada Philip Deidesheimer, Adolph Sutro B. Railroads Trans-Continental RR A. Ideas Dr. Hartwell Carver, Asa Whitney, Theodore Judah B. Engineering Union Pacific, Central Pacific Leland Stanford Sioux, Cheyenne Central Pacific—Grenville Dodge C. Two Trains, One Nation 1869, Promontory Point, Utah III. New Hopes: Homesteading Frontier A. Why homestead? Homestead Act, 1862 B. Who homesteaded? Oregon Trail, Mormon Trail, California Trail, Santa Fe Trail Bonanza settlers Æ Immigrants Æ Exodusters C. Breaking the Land: Seven Challenges Dry farming John Deere, steel-faced plow; James Oliver, chilled-iron plow—sodbuster Bonanza farms
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