What factors influenced American  growth and expansion  in the  late nineteenth and early twentieth century? “ THE WEST”
Following the Civil War what region did most settlers moving to “the west” settle?
ANSWER! Mississippi River and Pacific Ocean “ Great Plains”-  500,000 sq miles of grassland extending through the west-cen...
What  land purchase  did the  westward movement basically follow?
What  land purchase  did the  westward movement basically follow? ANSWER! Louisiana Purchase
Many American trying to rebuild their lives after the Civil War took advantage of the___________, that gave free land to s...
Many American trying to rebuild their lives after the Civil War took advantage of the___________, that gave free land to s...
What segment of the population  moved west in large numbers after the Civil War?
ANSWER! Southerners and African Americans Benjamin “Pap” Singleton “ EXODUSTERS”:   50,000+ former slaves who left the  po...
What was the purpose of the American Cowboy in the years before and after the Civil War?
What was the purpose of the American Cowboy in the years before and after the Civil War? ANSWER! Drive cattle north hundre...
What new technology opened new lands in the west and made farming more prosperous?
What new technology opened new lands in the west and made farming more prosperous? ANSWER! Cyrus McCormick’s, Mechanical R...
What innovation intensified the  westward movement of settlers into  the states between the  Mississippi River and Pacific...
What innovation intensified the  westward movement of settlers into  the states between the  Mississippi River and Pacific...
What immigrant group helped to build  the Transcontinental Railroad?
What immigrant group helped to build  the Transcontinental Railroad? ANSWER! Chinese
What impact did the westward movement  have on the Native American population ?
What impact did the westward movement  have on the Native American population ? ANSWER! Native Americans lost land and pla...
As the population moved westward, new states in the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains were added to the Union. By what time...
As the population moved westward, new states in the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains were added to the Union. By what time...
What explains the increased population and movement of that population West?
What explains the increased population and movement of that population West? ANSWER! Immigrants from southern and eastern ...
What was the primary pull factor in the growth of  California during  the mid-1800s?
What was the primary pull factor in the growth of  California during  the mid-1800s? ANSWER! Gold  (Gold Rush- ’49ers)
What region was settled in the years following the Civil War?
What was the purpose of the American cowboy in the years before and after the Civil War Mississippi River and Pacific Ocea...
What group of people intensified their move west after the Civil War? Drive cattle to northern markets What was the purpos...
What region was no longer frontier, but a region of farms, ranches and towns after the Civil War? Southerners and African ...
What gave free land to settlers who would live on and farm the land in the West? Great Plains and Rocky Mountain region Wh...
What innovation made farming in the west more prosperous? Homestead Act of 1862 What gave free land to settlers who would ...
Mechanical Reaper What innovation made farming in the west more prosperous? Homestead Act of 1862 What gave free land to s...
What technology opened the new land in the West and intensified the movement of settlers?
What immigrant group helped to build the Transcontinental Railroad? Transcontinental Railroad What technology opened the n...
What impact did the westward movement have on Native American population? Chinese What immigrant group helped to build the...
By what time had all the states in the continental U.S. been admitted to the Union? Lost tradition lands and forced to liv...
Early 20 th  century (early 1900s) By what time had all the states in the continental U.S. been admitted to the Union? Los...
Immigration from southern and eastern Europe and their desire to have freedom and better life for their families What expl...
Immigration from southern and eastern Europe and their desire to have freedom and better life for their families What expl...
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  1. 1. What factors influenced American growth and expansion in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century? “ THE WEST”
  2. 2. Following the Civil War what region did most settlers moving to “the west” settle?
  3. 3. ANSWER! Mississippi River and Pacific Ocean “ Great Plains”- 500,000 sq miles of grassland extending through the west-central U.S. Following the Civil War what region did most settlers moving to “the west” settle?
  4. 4. What land purchase did the westward movement basically follow?
  5. 5. What land purchase did the westward movement basically follow? ANSWER! Louisiana Purchase
  6. 6. Many American trying to rebuild their lives after the Civil War took advantage of the___________, that gave free land to settlers who would live and farm it Settlers lived in Sod Houses (Soddy)
  7. 7. Many American trying to rebuild their lives after the Civil War took advantage of the___________, that gave free land to settlers who would live and farm it Settlers lived in Sod Houses (Soddy) ANSWER! Homestead Act of 1862
  8. 8. What segment of the population moved west in large numbers after the Civil War?
  9. 9. ANSWER! Southerners and African Americans Benjamin “Pap” Singleton “ EXODUSTERS”: 50,000+ former slaves who left the post-Reconstruction South looking for better life in Kansas What segment of the population moved west in large numbers after the Civil War?
  10. 10. What was the purpose of the American Cowboy in the years before and after the Civil War?
  11. 11. What was the purpose of the American Cowboy in the years before and after the Civil War? ANSWER! Drive cattle north hundreds of miles over unfenced open land to market Cattle drives to northern railroad heads
  12. 12. What new technology opened new lands in the west and made farming more prosperous?
  13. 13. What new technology opened new lands in the west and made farming more prosperous? ANSWER! Cyrus McCormick’s, Mechanical Reaper
  14. 14. What innovation intensified the westward movement of settlers into the states between the Mississippi River and Pacific Ocean?
  15. 15. What innovation intensified the westward movement of settlers into the states between the Mississippi River and Pacific Ocean? ANSWER! Transcontinental Railroad
  16. 16. What immigrant group helped to build the Transcontinental Railroad?
  17. 17. What immigrant group helped to build the Transcontinental Railroad? ANSWER! Chinese
  18. 18. What impact did the westward movement have on the Native American population ?
  19. 19. What impact did the westward movement have on the Native American population ? ANSWER! Native Americans lost land and placed on reservations. Destruction of buffalo led to an end of traditional life. Buffalo skulls Reservation land 1850-1990
  20. 20. As the population moved westward, new states in the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains were added to the Union. By what time had all the states that make up the continental U.S. been admitted?
  21. 21. As the population moved westward, new states in the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains were added to the Union. By what time had all the states that make up the continental U.S. been admitted? ANSWER! Early 20 th century (early 1900s)
  22. 22. What explains the increased population and movement of that population West?
  23. 23. What explains the increased population and movement of that population West? ANSWER! Immigrants from southern and eastern Europe and desire for freedom and better lives for their families
  24. 24. What was the primary pull factor in the growth of California during the mid-1800s?
  25. 25. What was the primary pull factor in the growth of California during the mid-1800s? ANSWER! Gold (Gold Rush- ’49ers)
  26. 26. What region was settled in the years following the Civil War?
  27. 27. What was the purpose of the American cowboy in the years before and after the Civil War Mississippi River and Pacific Ocean What region was settled in the years following the Civil War?
  28. 28. What group of people intensified their move west after the Civil War? Drive cattle to northern markets What was the purpose of the American cowboy in the years before and after the Civil War Mississippi River and Pacific Ocean What region was settled in the years following the Civil War?
  29. 29. What region was no longer frontier, but a region of farms, ranches and towns after the Civil War? Southerners and African Americans What group of people intensified their move west after the Civil War? Drive cattle to northern markets What was the purpose of the American cowboy in the years before and after the Civil War Mississippi River and Pacific Ocean What region was settled in the years following the Civil War?
  30. 30. What gave free land to settlers who would live on and farm the land in the West? Great Plains and Rocky Mountain region What region was no longer frontier, but a region of farms, ranches and towns after the Civil War? Southerners and African Americans What group of people intensified their move west after the Civil War? Drive cattle to northern markets What was the purpose of the American cowboy in the years before and after the Civil War Mississippi River and Pacific Ocean What region was settled in the years following the Civil War?
  31. 31. What innovation made farming in the west more prosperous? Homestead Act of 1862 What gave free land to settlers who would live on and farm the land in the West? Great Plains and Rocky Mountain region What region was no longer frontier, but a region of farms, ranches and towns after the Civil War? Southerners and African Americans What group of people intensified their move west after the Civil War? Drive cattle to northern markets What was the purpose of the American cowboy in the years before and after the Civil War Mississippi River and Pacific Ocean What region was settled in the years following the Civil War?
  32. 32. Mechanical Reaper What innovation made farming in the west more prosperous? Homestead Act of 1862 What gave free land to settlers who would live on and farm the land in the West? Great Plains and Rocky Mountain region What region was no longer frontier, but a region of farms, ranches and towns after the Civil War? Southerners and African Americans What group of people intensified their move west after the Civil War? Drive cattle to northern markets What was the purpose of the American cowboy in the years before and after the Civil War Mississippi River and Pacific Ocean What region was settled in the years following the Civil War?
  33. 33. What technology opened the new land in the West and intensified the movement of settlers?
  34. 34. What immigrant group helped to build the Transcontinental Railroad? Transcontinental Railroad What technology opened the new land in the West and intensified the movement of settlers?
  35. 35. What impact did the westward movement have on Native American population? Chinese What immigrant group helped to build the Transcontinental Railroad? Transcontinental Railroad What technology opened the new land in the West and intensified the movement of settlers?
  36. 36. By what time had all the states in the continental U.S. been admitted to the Union? Lost tradition lands and forced to live on reservations, loss of buffalo and traditional lifestyle What impact did the westward movement have on Native American population? Chinese What immigrant group helped to build the Transcontinental Railroad? Transcontinental Railroad What technology opened the new land in the West and intensified the movement of settlers?
  37. 37. Early 20 th century (early 1900s) By what time had all the states in the continental U.S. been admitted to the Union? Lost tradition lands and forced to live on reservations, loss of buffalo and traditional lifestyle What impact did the westward movement have on Native American population? What explains the increased population and the push of that population west? Chinese What immigrant group helped to build the Transcontinental Railroad? Transcontinental Railroad What technology opened the new land in the West and intensified the movement of settlers?
  38. 38. Immigration from southern and eastern Europe and their desire to have freedom and better life for their families What explains the increased population and the push of that population west? Early 20 th century (early 1900s) By what time had all the states in the continental U.S. been admitted to the Union? Lost tradition lands and forced to live on reservations, loss of buffalo and traditional lifestyle What impact did the westward movement have on Native American population? What was the pull factor drawing people to California in the mid-1800s? Chinese What immigrant group helped to build the Transcontinental Railroad? Transcontinental Railroad What technology opened the new land in the West and intensified the movement of settlers?
  39. 39. Immigration from southern and eastern Europe and their desire to have freedom and better life for their families What explains the increased population and the push of that population west? Early 20 th century (early 1900s) By what time had all the states in the continental U.S. been admitted to the Union? Lost tradition lands and forced to live on reservations, loss of buffalo and traditional lifestyle What impact did the westward movement have on Native American population? Gold- (Gold-Rush, 49ers) What was the pull factor drawing people to California in the mid-1800s? Chinese What immigrant group helped to build the Transcontinental Railroad? Transcontinental Railroad What technology opened the new land in the West and intensified the movement of settlers?

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