Flashcards in Chapter 19 Deck (24):
What would the Transcontinental Railroad do?
Connect the pacific to the Atlantic
What are subsidies?
Land grants that were given to any person willing to build
What railroad group worked eastward from Sacramento?
The central pacific company
What railroad group worked westward from Omaha?
The Union Pacific company
The Central Pacific Railroad relied on workers that moved from what country?
The Union Pacific Railroad relied on workers that moved from what country?
What occurred on May 10, 1869?
The transcontinental railroad was completed
What was significant about the final spike in the Transcontinental Railroad?
It was golden and driven in by the governor of California
What did the American Railway Association do to our country in 1883?
Split it into 4 time zones
What were open ranges?
Land not fined in or on lots
What were long drives?
The moving of cattle from one place to another
What were three challenges that faced the American Cowboy?
Stampedes, tough wether, and rustlers
What was passed by Congress in 1862 to encourage people to move to the Great
The measured act
How much land is an acre?
What invention by John Deere allowed farmers to break through the tough
The iron plow
What was used to keep livestock in a contained area and to mark territory?
What Sioux chief didn’t want to sell the Black Hills area of the Dakotas to the US
What was Chief Joseph’s famous quote about Native American attitudes at this
From where the sun now stands I will fight no more forever
Who was the last Native American to surrender in the Apache Wars?
What two things did the Dawes Act do?
Broke up reservations and disbanded tribes
What three ways were Native American students taught to assimilate in boarding
They were thought to act and. Dress like European kids
What caused the Wounded Knee Massacre?
What battle caused the end of armed conflict between the US and Indians?