Daily Speak      Daily Speak• Who won the Wacky  Olympics on Friday?
Section 1: Miners, Ranchers and            Railroads
Main ideaAs more and morepeople move west,mining, ranching, andrailroads are going tosoon change the West
Western Growth    Move out there? No Way!    Many saw the west as a useless piece of land    much like the desert    Fr...
Mining Boom    In 1859 Comstock    Lode was discovered    Getting rich quick    Over the next 20 years    this site wou...
New Immigrants    Immigrants of all races and colors were racing    to the Western part of the U.S. to strike it rich!
New Towns    Boomtowns- towns that grow suddenly when    a mine was opened
Cattle Kingdom    Cattle ranching becomes popular in the    Midwest on the open range    This is the same land the India...
End of the Open Range                        Competition for land              ends the open range                      ...
Growing Communication    More people in the West = needs for    communication and transportation to the West    Pony Exp...
Transcontinental Railroad    Many Americans wanted a railroad to connect    the East Coast to the West Coast    Pacific ...
Transcontinental Railroad    It was hard dangerous work building the    railroad.    Two companies competed against each...
Results of the Railroad    Helped economy    Helped businesses    Railroads becomes one of the largest industries    in...
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18.1 Miners, Ranchers and Railroads

  1. 1. Daily Speak Daily Speak• Who won the Wacky Olympics on Friday?
  2. 2. Section 1: Miners, Ranchers and Railroads
  3. 3. Main ideaAs more and morepeople move west,mining, ranching, andrailroads are going tosoon change the West
  4. 4. Western Growth Move out there? No Way! Many saw the west as a useless piece of land much like the desert Frontier- HUGE undeveloped area in Western United States.
  5. 5. Mining Boom In 1859 Comstock Lode was discovered Getting rich quick Over the next 20 years this site would produce $500M in gold.
  6. 6. New Immigrants Immigrants of all races and colors were racing to the Western part of the U.S. to strike it rich!
  7. 7. New Towns Boomtowns- towns that grow suddenly when a mine was opened
  8. 8. Cattle Kingdom Cattle ranching becomes popular in the Midwest on the open range This is the same land the Indians lived off of... we will revisit this later this chapter!
  9. 9. End of the Open Range  Competition for land ends the open range  People started marking off their land with barbed wire
  10. 10. Growing Communication More people in the West = needs for communication and transportation to the West Pony Express= messengers on horseback that delivered mail Telegraphs put the Pony express out of business
  11. 11. Transcontinental Railroad Many Americans wanted a railroad to connect the East Coast to the West Coast Pacific Railway Act- the Government gave loans and land to the railroad companies The government land could be sold to help pay for railroad 12
  12. 12. Transcontinental Railroad It was hard dangerous work building the railroad. Two companies competed against each other Union Pacific vs Central Pacific Golden Spike pounded in at Promontory Utah, the meeting point of the two railroads 13
  13. 13. Results of the Railroad Helped economy Helped businesses Railroads becomes one of the largest industries in America

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