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Chapter 5 Section 2

  1. 1. Section 2 Settling on the Great Plains
  2. 2. <ul><li>1850 – 1871 Federal Gov’t gives land grants. </li></ul><ul><li>Central Pacific </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eastward </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>From Sacramento </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Union Pacific </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Westward </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>From Omaha </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Minority Workers </li></ul>
  3. 3. The government encourages people to move westward. Exodusters
  4. 4. <ul><li>160 acres of free land. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Head of Household </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exodusters </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Only 10% was used. </li></ul><ul><li>1889 Oklahoma Land Rush. </li></ul><ul><li>Soddies </li></ul>
  5. 7. <ul><li>Federal land to finance agricultural colleges. </li></ul><ul><li>To support farmers. </li></ul><ul><li>Research led to innovations. </li></ul><ul><li>Breadbasket of the nation. </li></ul>
  6. 8. <ul><li>Owned by Railroad Companies and Investors </li></ul><ul><li>Single-crop spreads </li></ul><ul><li>15,000 – 50,000 acres </li></ul><ul><li>Folded into bankruptcy </li></ul>
  7. 9. Not to be confused with…
  8. 11. <ul><li>Gave federal land to finance agricultural colleges. </li></ul>
  9. 12. <ul><li>Many people took possession of the land from the Homestead Act before the government declared it open. </li></ul>
  10. 13. <ul><li>Page 223 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Terms & Names </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Main Idea #2 Taking Notes – “Causes & Effects of the Populist Party” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tomorrow – Classic Movie Lesson </li></ul>

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