American West Flashcards Preview

History > American West > Flashcards

Flashcards in American West Deck (8)
Loading flashcards...
1

What was the gory Laramie treaty ?

When tensions grew between white settlers and plains Indians which led to migrants wanting protection

2

When was the Fort Laramie treaty applied?

1851

3

What were the 6 main reasons for poor farming ?

Climate
Lack of water
Weather
Grasshopper plague
Thick sod
Lack of trees

4

Who was Joseph Smith ?

What did he do?

Founder of the Mormon religion

Taught Mormons to obey him as it was inspired by God

5

Who lead the morons to the Great Salt River ?

Brigham Young

6

Consequences for the gold rush?

Migration rise
Tension
Racism
Genocide
Farming boomed

7

Pull factors for moving to the west ?

Freedom
Fertile land
Space Oregon trail
Gold

8

Push factors for moving to the west ?

Collapse of wheat prices
Overpopulation
Persecution
Unemployment