Legacy of the
West
Cowboys
Cowboys are seen as one of the most
recognized symbols of the west. Although we
think of shoot outs and battles with india...
Transcontinental
Railroad
The transcontinental railroad was the first way
to travel across the country. It was
revolutionary, it allowed the expansi...
Homesteaders
Homesteaders were the people who moved
westward to receive land that was being given
away by the government. This act was ...
Women in the West
Women in the west, were some of the first
women to push for suffrage. Wyoming was the
first state to allow women to vote. ...
Populist Party
The populist party, was the party around
during the time of the expansion of the west.
They pushed for rights for farmers ...
Mining
Mining in the west was also a huge motivator,
for people to move westward. The gold rush
was an attraction, although tons ...
What it is Today
Today, the west is one of the biggest Symbols
for the United States. The west itself
symbolizes the growt...
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  1. 1. Legacy of the West
  2. 2. Cowboys
  3. 3. Cowboys are seen as one of the most recognized symbols of the west. Although we think of shoot outs and battles with indians, this idea is incorrect. Cowboys actually took cattle from ranches up to the railroad.This allowed the people in the west to receive cattle. They faced many hardships. Usually not including face offs with indians. Hollywood has taken the cowboy and turned it in the symbol it is today.
  4. 4. Transcontinental Railroad
  5. 5. The transcontinental railroad was the first way to travel across the country. It was revolutionary, it allowed the expansion of the west to increase in speed, because it made it easier for homesteaders to move west much easier, making this idea of moving westward more attractive to people of the west.
  6. 6. Homesteaders
  7. 7. Homesteaders were the people who moved westward to receive land that was being given away by the government. This act was issued by the government called the “Homestead Act” it was issued to begin the start of the expansion of the west.
  8. 8. Women in the West
  9. 9. Women in the west, were some of the first women to push for suffrage. Wyoming was the first state to allow women to vote. This movement attracted people because it seemed the West had begun to stand for equal rights.
  10. 10. Populist Party
  11. 11. The populist party, was the party around during the time of the expansion of the west. They pushed for rights for farmers and helped homesteaders receive the land they needed. This party was another factor in the expansion of the west.
  12. 12. Mining
  13. 13. Mining in the west was also a huge motivator, for people to move westward. The gold rush was an attraction, although tons of people moved for gold, only very few made money.
  14. 14. What it is Today Today, the west is one of the biggest Symbols for the United States. The west itself symbolizes the growth of the United States. Mainly because of Hollywood. An uncountable number of movies have been made about the west. This country is what is today because of the West.
  15. 15. By: Simon Jones

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