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    18 1 miners, ranchers, and railroads 18 1 miners, ranchers, and railroads Presentation Transcript

    • CHAPTER 18: Americans Move West Section 1:Miners, Ranchers, and Railroads
    • VOCABULARY Frontier: An undeveloped area Boomtown: Western community that grew quicklybecause of a mining boom and often disappeared whenthe boom ended
    • MORE AMERICANS MOVE WEST After thewar, more peoplemoved west They came tothe frontier fornew jobs & life
    • MINING Comstock Lode – Huge deposit of silverdiscovered in Nevada
    • MINING Large companies needed to mine it
    • MINING Very dangerous work
    • Comstock Lode miners
    • MINING Boomtowns sprang up near mines
    • Western Boomtown
    • Western ghost town
    • THE CATTLE KINGDOM Rising population in the east = greater demand forbeef Longhorn Cattle were raised in Texas and on theGreat Plains
    • THE CATTLE KINGDOM Area called the Cattle Kingdom
    • THE CATTLE KINGDOM Cattle drives brought the cows to market and RR’s Cowboys drove the cattlealong the Chisholm Trail
    • Water crossings
    • Real cowboys
    • Vaqueros
    • African American cowboys
    • The Wild West
    • THE CATTLE KINGDOM Ended when farmers bought up the open range • Used invention of barbed wire to close up land
    • THE TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD Dreamwas to builda RR thatcrossed thecontinentandconnectedEast to West
    • THE TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD Gov. made it a race • Union Pacific built west • Central Pacific built east
    • Union PacificIrish workers“Hell on Wheels”
    • Central PacificChinese Workers
    • THE TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD Two sides met at Promontory Point, Utah
    • The Golden Spike
    • THE TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD Effects of the Transcontinental Railroad • More settlement West • Increased business East-West • RR companies very powerful