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accommodations, public transportation, and prohibited exclusion from jury serviceThe Failure of Reconstruction: -Black politics-Freedmen’s Savings Bank went under with no money to pay its depositors-Dropped prices in cropsFirst Transcontinental Railroad (May 10, 1869) -Connected East Rail System with Pacific Coast-Leland Stanford drove the gold “Last Spike” (“Golden Spike”)-Made trading easier between East and WestPanic of 1873-“The Great Depression”-Weakened country’s economic leadership-Causes: Civil War inflation, speculative investments, demonetizing of silver in Germany and US, large trade deficit, Franco-Pressian War, Chicago and Boston firesCorruption: Salary Grab Act-Double the salaries of president and Supreme Court justicesCredit Mobilier Scandal -Credit Mobilier of America gave contracts to build railroad-Sold and gave shares in construction to influential congressmenWhiskey Ring -Diversion of tax revenues in conspiracy among government agents, politicians, whiskey distillers, and distributorsRelations with Indians Sioux War of 1876 -1877-Battles and negotiations involving Sioux and Northern Cheyenne against
US-Attacks and conterattacks happened when increased settlement of west upon Sioux lands-US purchased all Sioux possessions east of Mississippi RiverMovement West Homesteading -Self-sufficiency-Homestead Act-Increased settlement of westThe Mining Frontier -Many lured west for opportunity to get rich from mining-Begun with California Gold Rush-Riddled with valuable mineralsThe Cattle Frontier -Millions of cattle roamed free after Civil War-With Railroad, became possible to transport cattle across country-Increased Use of cattle for meat and hideSettlement of California -After Gold Rush, California became one of the most heavily populated areas in country-Not many actually became rich-Eventually became admitted into US

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