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What was the Homestead Act?

To encourage the settlement and expansion of the USA.

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When was the Homestead Act passed?

1862

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How much land did the Homestead Act Grant you?

260 acres

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What did you have to do to keep your land from the Homestead Act?

Had to create a working farm in 5 years

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Who were the 49’ers?

60,000+ men who went to California to find Gold!

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What happened to California as a result of the Gold Rush?

It became a state in 1850

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What was the Kansas-Nebraska Act?

New states that wanted to join the union

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Which states joined the union in the Kansas-Nebraska Act? + which ones did / didn’t have slavery?

- Nebraska joined as a free state (no slavery)
- Kansas joined as a slave state

TO KEEP THE BALANCE

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What was a Tipi?

Sioux shelter

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Why did the Sioux use the Tipi as their shelter?

- Made from resources available on the Plains

- Easy to put up / down perfect for Nomadic lifestyle

- Light so easy to transport

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What was Counting Coup?

Sioux warfare - uses a Coup Stick to touch the enemy - they were disgraced from it!

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Why did the warfare of Counting Coup not work against the Americans?

Because they didn’t share the same beliefs

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What is inflation got to do with America??

After the Civil War, Price of goods in the South skyrocketed

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What was the Bureau of Indian Affairs?

American agents sent to live with the Sioux and report back to Washington.

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What was the goal of the Bureau of Indian Affairs?

To learn about the Native Tribes

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When was the Bureau of Indian Affairs set up?

1830s

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What were Dome Novels?

Adventure stories of the American West

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When we’re Done Stories very Popular?

1860s

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What did Dime Stories do?

Encouraged people to emigrate West

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What were Nation, Tribes & Bands?

Different aspects of the Sioux m Gouvernement

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Who was Langford Hastings?

American Lawyer who sold shortcut routes to California

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Were Lansford Hastings’ maps reliable?

No! Half of the Donner Party died after delays due to Hastings’ guide