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Moving west(6)

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  • 1. Moving West...
    The Reasons behind the move
  • 2. Distribution of Population 1880
    On your map color in the areas where the majority of the people live
  • 3. East Coast Cities
  • 4. Dreams of a Better Life
    Positives of Moving
    Negatives of Moving
  • 5. The Pull Factors: Going West
    Government Incentives = Homestead Act
    Stories of Hope and Fortune = GOLD
    Easy Travel and transportation = Transcontinental RR
    Tired of Living in crowded eastern cities
  • 6. Homestead Act: 1862
    Law that gave 160 acres of land to citizens who met certain conditions
    Age, agreed to farm the land, build a house
    By 1900: More than 80 million acres had been established by the Homestead Act
  • 7. Immigrants Moving West
    Attracted by jobs and cheap land
    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/03/10/us/20090310-immigration-explorer.html
  • 8. Final Thoughts
    It was not always as good as it seemed
    Needed Luck and Hardwork to survive
    Remember... What group is already living in the west??
  • 9. Map