Ppp Homesteaders

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Ppp Homesteaders

  1. 1. Inference = reading between the lines
  2. 2. Differences Why?
  3. 3. Who were the Homesteaders and why did they go West? <ul><li>Homesteaders = farmers of small holdings </li></ul><ul><li>1850s= </li></ul><ul><li>1860s= </li></ul><ul><li>1870s= </li></ul><ul><li>1880s= </li></ul>
  4. 4. Who were the Homesteaders and why did they go West? <ul><li>Homesteaders = farmers of small holdings </li></ul><ul><li>1850s= Kansas and Nebraska </li></ul><ul><li>1860s= South Dakota </li></ul><ul><li>1870s= Greatest numbers onto Plains </li></ul><ul><li>1880s= (Colorado and Montana). (1889) Oklahoma – Indian Lands. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Blacks Families Emigrants abroad Railways
  6. 6. Who were the Homesteaders and why did they go West? <ul><li>Give a list of reasons using p. 62-4 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Who were the Homesteaders and why did they go West? <ul><li>Mississippi valley too crowded </li></ul><ul><li>Poverty for immigrants </li></ul><ul><li>Religious persecution for Irish and Jews </li></ul><ul><li>Curiosity and career building </li></ul><ul><li>Letters encouraged relatives and friends </li></ul><ul><li>Newspaper and magazine articles </li></ul><ul><li>Officials who wanted to make a state </li></ul><ul><li>Railways who wanted to fund the railway </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising abroad and exploration tickets </li></ul><ul><li>Free Land – Homestead Act 1862 160acres free! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Inference = reading between the lines
  9. 9. Who were the Homesteaders and why did they go West? <ul><li>H/W: Design a poster advertising the plains and persuading people to come and farm there. </li></ul>

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