In the long run the group that probably did the most to shape the modern West

In the long run the group that probably did the most

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89.In the long run, the group that probably did the most to shape the modern West was thea.trappers.b.miners.c.railroad men.d.cowboys.e.hydraulic engineers.ANS:EREF:p. 58890.Sooners were settlers who "jumped the gun" in order to91.Among the following, the least likely to migrate to the cattle and farming frontier were92.After exploring much of the West, geologist John Wesley Powell warned in 1874 that
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93.In 1890, when the superintendent of the census announced that a stable frontier line was no longer discernible, Americans were disturbed becausea.they knew that the Homestead Act would no longer do them much good.b.they thought that there would be a renewal of Indian warfare.c.the idea of an endlessly open West had been an element of America's history from the beginning.d.many of them hoped eventually to migrate to the West.e.they feared that an influx of new western states would strengthen the Populists and other radicals.ANS:CREF:p. 59094.The safety valve theory that the West dampened class conflict, while exaggerated, did have some validity because95.Western cities like Denver and San Francisco did serve as a major safety valve by providing
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