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01_17_2008[1] - 158 million acres was given to the railroad...

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Notes Important: Use quotes in responses for good grades Key Question: How was the West like the South in the aftermath of the Civil War? Sharecropping Form of cropping where landholder gives land to sharecroppers who then grow crops (usually cotton) and then they split profits from crops down the middle Usually cheated sharecropper because price of living was subtracted from share of profit Is not a form of slavery though, since it provides some the opportunity for advancement The West West was difficult to settle and farmland hard to farm (hardly any rain in growing season) 1. Needed irrigation which was difficult West is land of the U.S. government with free labor migration West is mostly urban (city environments) Homestead Act (1862) – 160 acres to each citizen for: 1. $10 fee 2. Work on land and improves it From 1862 to 1900 there were 600,000 homestead claims in 80 million acres.
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Unformatted text preview: 158 million acres was given to the railroad for construction. Dummy accepted a small payment to claim homestead and then sell it to business 1/9 acre belong to settlers and 2/3 rd s of settlers failed Railroad Enabling Act of 1860 there was tension between railroad and individual for land so congress passed a bill making land look as follows along the railroad: **Midterm Possibilities: Urbanization, Immigration, Migration, and Industrialization of government powers 1870 to 1900 2.5 million native Americans were born in U.S.; 2 million foreign born people use homestead act; 200k Chinese; 100k Mexicans South versus West Similarities o Sharecropping versus settlers not a great chance for success o Violence against Indians and blacks Differences o Land availability o Foreign immigrants...
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2012 for the course HIST 1310 taught by Professor Marshall during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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