Flashcards in Chapter 19 Deck (24):
What would the Transcontinental Railroad do?
Connect the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans
What are subsidies?
Financial aid and land grants offered to companies that were willing to build this line
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?
Workers completed construction of the transcontinental railroad at promontory point
What was significant about the final spike in the Transcontinental Railroad?
It was made of gold
What did the American Railway Association do to our country in 1883?
Divided the country into 4 time zones
What were open ranges?
Land not fenced in or divided into lots
What were long drives?
Journeys ranchers took to move their cattle to reach railroad
What were three challenges that faced the American Cowboy?
Weather conditions, rustlers, and fighting stampedes
What was passed by Congress in 1862 to encourage people to move to the Great
The Homestead Act
How much land is an acre?
Roughly the size of a football field
What invention by John Deere allowed farmers to break through the tough
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
Who had his last stand at the Battle of Little Bighorn?
Colonel George Custer
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 reservation land and removed tribal affiliations
What three ways were Native American students taught to assimilate in boarding
Dress act and speak like European Americans
What caused the Wounded Knee Massacre?
A gun discharged