Legacy of the west
BY: Taylor Owens
What do you think
of when you hear
the west?
Cowboys, cactus, horses, tumble
weed, saloons, buffalo, gold rush,
mountains,...
Mining
Although most minors were unsuccessful in the
mining business, those that were made
satisfactory profits.
Despite the larg...
Positives of Mining
1.

Generated more recourses

2.

Increased production

3.

Gave us gold,silver,copper and zinc

4.

L...
negatives to mining
Polluted the water
Changed the landscape
Most people didn’t gain anything
Made contact with the Native...
The Legacy?

Helped get people to move to the west and
added many of our major cities today.
cowboys
Herded and cared for cattle
25% of cowboys were african american
Travel long distances
The Legacy?

Helped the industry, and helped employ
African Americans as well as provide
opportunity for the east.
Railroads
Helped the trade world wide
Linked people
Lined the east and west coasts.
The Legacy?

This set a precedent for future trading
internationally with the U.S.
Homesteading
The government was giving away 160 acres of
land.
There were harsh weather conditions that
damaged the crops
Land mostly w...
The Legacy?

Pursued people to move west.
women
Women suffer from severe loneliness.
Women were forced to to labor work with men
Women’s sufferage was heavily advocated
h...
The Legacy?

-Wyoming was the first state to legally allow
women to vote
-Opportunities and jobs were being given to
women
Native americans
Native Americans faced many conflicts with
white men from the east(and west.)
Some Natives had to relocate to Mexico.
The Legacy?

Native Americans are unfortunately known
for their stereotypes, but they also gained
reservations.
18 towens legacy of west
18 towens legacy of west
18 towens legacy of west
18 towens legacy of west
18 towens legacy of west
18 towens legacy of west
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  1. 1. Legacy of the west BY: Taylor Owens
  2. 2. What do you think of when you hear the west? Cowboys, cactus, horses, tumble weed, saloons, buffalo, gold rush, mountains, cattle, lasso, mining?
  3. 3. Mining
  4. 4. Although most minors were unsuccessful in the mining business, those that were made satisfactory profits. Despite the large percentage of failures here are some Pro’s and Con’s
  5. 5. Positives of Mining 1. Generated more recourses 2. Increased production 3. Gave us gold,silver,copper and zinc 4. Lead to major cities 5. Brought women closer to equality.
  6. 6. negatives to mining Polluted the water Changed the landscape Most people didn’t gain anything Made contact with the Native Americans
  7. 7. The Legacy? Helped get people to move to the west and added many of our major cities today.
  8. 8. cowboys
  9. 9. Herded and cared for cattle 25% of cowboys were african american Travel long distances
  10. 10. The Legacy? Helped the industry, and helped employ African Americans as well as provide opportunity for the east.
  11. 11. Railroads
  12. 12. Helped the trade world wide Linked people Lined the east and west coasts.
  13. 13. The Legacy? This set a precedent for future trading internationally with the U.S.
  14. 14. Homesteading
  15. 15. The government was giving away 160 acres of land. There were harsh weather conditions that damaged the crops Land mostly went to white males
  16. 16. The Legacy? Pursued people to move west.
  17. 17. women
  18. 18. Women suffer from severe loneliness. Women were forced to to labor work with men Women’s sufferage was heavily advocated here.
  19. 19. The Legacy? -Wyoming was the first state to legally allow women to vote -Opportunities and jobs were being given to women
  20. 20. Native americans
  21. 21. Native Americans faced many conflicts with white men from the east(and west.) Some Natives had to relocate to Mexico.
  22. 22. The Legacy? Native Americans are unfortunately known for their stereotypes, but they also gained reservations.

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