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What would the Transcontinental Railroad do?

Connect the pacific to the Atlantic

1

What are subsidies?

Land grants that were given to any person willing to build

2

What railroad group worked eastward from Sacramento?

The central pacific company

3

What railroad group worked westward from Omaha?

The Union Pacific company

4

The Central Pacific Railroad relied on workers that moved from what country?

China

5

The Union Pacific Railroad relied on workers that moved from what country?

Ireland

6

What occurred on May 10, 1869?

The transcontinental railroad was completed

7

What was significant about the final spike in the Transcontinental Railroad?

It was golden and driven in by the governor of California

8

What did the American Railway Association do to our country in 1883?

Split it into 4 time zones

9

What were open ranges?

Land not fined in or on lots

10

What were long drives?

The moving of cattle from one place to another

11

What were three challenges that faced the American Cowboy?

Stampedes, tough wether, and rustlers

12

What was passed by Congress in 1862 to encourage people to move to the Great
Plains?

The measured act

13

How much land is an acre?

100 yards

14

What invention by John Deere allowed farmers to break through the tough
Midwestern sod?

The iron plow

15

What was used to keep livestock in a contained area and to mark territory?

Barbed wire

16

What Sioux chief didn’t want to sell the Black Hills area of the Dakotas to the US
Gov’t?

Sitting Bull

17

What was Chief Joseph’s famous quote about Native American attitudes at this
time?

From where the sun now stands I will fight no more forever

18

Who was the last Native American to surrender in the Apache Wars?

Geronimo

19

What two things did the Dawes Act do?

Broke up reservations and disbanded tribes

20

What three ways were Native American students taught to assimilate in boarding
schools?

They were thought to act and. Dress like European kids

21

What caused the Wounded Knee Massacre?

A discharged

22

What battle caused the end of armed conflict between the US and Indians?

Wounded knee

23

How had a last stand at little big horn

Custard