Goal 4:The Great West and the Rise of the Debtors(1860s-1896)
4.01 Compare and contrastthe different groups ofpeople who migrated to theWest and describe theproblems they experienced.
4.02 Evaluate the impactthat settlement in the Westhad upon different groups ofpeople and the environment.
4.03 Describe the causesand effects of the financialdifficulties that plagued theAmerican farmer and tracethe rise and decline ofPopulism.
4.04 Describe innovations inagricultural technology andbusiness practices and assesstheir impact on the West.
Comstock Lode Transcontinental RailroadPromontory Point, UT Roles of Irish… Chinese … African-AmericansBuffalo Soldiers Sand Creek MassacreChief Joseph Battle of Little Big HornNez Perce Wounded KneeDawes Severalty Act Century of DishonorOklahoma Land Rush Cattle TrailsHomestead Act Morrill Land GrantRoles of women Sod housesWindmill Steel PlowBarbed Wire
Essential Questions1. What national issues emerged in the process of closing the western frontier?2. Why does the West hold such an important place in the American imagination?3. In what ways is the West romanticized in American culture?