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An American general who was killed by the Sioux at the Battle of Little Bighorn

General George Custer

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a system of interlocking canals that ran from the Hudson River to Lake Erie.

Erie Canal

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A system of sending letters across the country by young boys riding horses, later failed due to the Pacific Telegraph Act

Pony Express

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Awarded people 160 acres if they were willing to improve the land within five years. The government profited from selling the land next to the railroads. Purpose was to encourage settlement of the West.

The Homestead Act of 1862

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Policy that stated, "Indians need less land, but we'll still protect them and make sure they're taken care of"

Concentration Policy

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Created agricultural-based universities all over the country

Morrill Act

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To make Indians more like white people

Assimilation

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The Civil War of the West

Plains Wars

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The first major political candidate who supported the Populist Movement

William Jennings Bryan

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A famous lawman of the Frontier who participated in the OK Corral gunfight, the most famous of all time

Wyatt Earp

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Gold/silver rush (mining), Religion, and land.

Three reasons why people moved West

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Main one in California (1849) others were Georgia, Colorado, South Dakota, Arizona, and Alaska

Gold Rush

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The attitude of Americans that not only could they expand to the West, but they were destined to. It was their God-given right

Manifest Destiny

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The man who hired Marshall to build a sawmill. Marshall found the gold that started the California Gold Rush

John Sutter

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Missionaries who went to Utah to convert the Cayuse Indians

Marcus and Narcissa Whitman

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Founder of the Church of Latter Day Saints

Joseph Smith

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Led the Mormons to Salt Lake City

Brigham Young

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Created a working telegraph system, which ended the Pony Express

Pacific Telegraph Act of 1860

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Created the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific Railroads

Pacific Railroad Act of 1862

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The first act excluding an ethnic group in American history

Chinese Exclusion Act of 1862

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A farmer's organization that sought to end the corrupt practices of the railroad by adding government regulation.

The Grange

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Poor communication, gun culture, and conflicts between groups

Reasons why it was hard to monitor law in the West

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site where the transcontinental railroad met

Promontory Point, Utah

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Populist gathering that established referendum, recall, and initiatives

Omaha Platform

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Appointed by the President to have jurisdiction/power over the territories

U.S. Marshall

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Appointed by the President to have jurisdiction/power over the territories

U.S. Marshall

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Assistant/second-in-command to the U.S. Marshall

Deputy U.S. Marshall

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when the people vote directly on an issue; like for a casino in their county

referendum

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when the people can vote to remove an elected official before their term is up; this happened to Gov. Davis which is how Arnold Schwarzenegger became governor

recall

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when the people initiate legislation like Megan's law or the Amber Alert

initiative