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    • Inference = reading between the lines
    • Differences Why?
    • Who were the Homesteaders and why did they go West?
      • Homesteaders = farmers of small holdings
      • 1850s=
      • 1860s=
      • 1870s=
      • 1880s=
    • Who were the Homesteaders and why did they go West?
      • Homesteaders = farmers of small holdings
      • 1850s= Kansas and Nebraska
      • 1860s= South Dakota
      • 1870s= Greatest numbers onto Plains
      • 1880s= (Colorado and Montana). (1889) Oklahoma – Indian Lands.
    • Blacks Families Emigrants abroad Railways
    • Who were the Homesteaders and why did they go West?
      • Give a list of reasons using p. 62-4
    • Who were the Homesteaders and why did they go West?
      • Mississippi valley too crowded
      • Poverty for immigrants
      • Religious persecution for Irish and Jews
      • Curiosity and career building
      • Letters encouraged relatives and friends
      • Newspaper and magazine articles
      • Officials who wanted to make a state
      • Railways who wanted to fund the railway
      • Advertising abroad and exploration tickets
      • Free Land – Homestead Act 1862 160acres free!
    • Inference = reading between the lines
    • Who were the Homesteaders and why did they go West?
      • H/W: Design a poster advertising the plains and persuading people to come and farm there.