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  • 1. Inference = reading between the lines
  • 2. Differences Why?
  • 3. Who were the Homesteaders and why did they go West?
    • Homesteaders = farmers of small holdings
    • 1850s=
    • 1860s=
    • 1870s=
    • 1880s=
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. Blacks Families Emigrants abroad Railways
  • 6. Who were the Homesteaders and why did they go West?
    • Give a list of reasons using p. 62-4
  • 7. 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!
  • 8. Inference = reading between the lines
  • 9. 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.