Moving West...<br />The Reasons behind the move<br />
Distribution of Population 1880<br />On your map color in the areas where the majority of the people live<br />
East Coast Cities<br />
Dreams of a Better Life<br />Positives of Moving<br />Negatives of Moving<br />
The Pull Factors: Going West<br />Government Incentives = Homestead Act<br />Stories of Hope and Fortune = GOLD<br /> Easy...
Homestead Act: 1862<br />Law that gave 160 acres of land to citizens who met certain conditions<br />Age, agreed to farm t...
Immigrants Moving West<br />Attracted by jobs and cheap land<br />http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/03/10/us/2009031...
Final Thoughts<br />It was not always as good as it seemed<br />Needed Luck and Hardwork to survive<br />Remember... What ...
Map <br />
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Moving west(6)

  1. 1. Moving West...<br />The Reasons behind the move<br />
  2. 2. Distribution of Population 1880<br />On your map color in the areas where the majority of the people live<br />
  3. 3. East Coast Cities<br />
  4. 4. Dreams of a Better Life<br />Positives of Moving<br />Negatives of Moving<br />
  5. 5. The Pull Factors: Going West<br />Government Incentives = Homestead Act<br />Stories of Hope and Fortune = GOLD<br /> Easy Travel and transportation = Transcontinental RR<br />Tired of Living in crowded eastern cities<br />
  6. 6. Homestead Act: 1862<br />Law that gave 160 acres of land to citizens who met certain conditions<br />Age, agreed to farm the land, build a house <br />By 1900: More than 80 million acres had been established by the Homestead Act<br />
  7. 7. Immigrants Moving West<br />Attracted by jobs and cheap land<br />http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/03/10/us/20090310-immigration-explorer.html<br />
  8. 8. Final Thoughts<br />It was not always as good as it seemed<br />Needed Luck and Hardwork to survive<br />Remember... What group is already living in the west?? <br />
  9. 9. Map <br />

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