California Gold Rush
Mexican American War
Corps of Discovery
Indian Removal Act
Lewis And Clark
Trail of Tears
Sierra Nevada Mountains
Who was the person responsible for and signed the Indian Removal Act?
What was the journey that the Cherokee people took because of the Indian removal policy called?
Which battle was the most important for Texas to gain independence, it was a Francisan mission?
Who was the general and dictator of Mexico during the battles for Texas independence?
Who was the United States's president during the Mexican American War?
This term means, the belief that it is America's obvious fate to move west.
What was a popular slogan said by John K. Polk when he was ready to go to war against a territory?
This trail was the safest and most effective trail for going west. It's a very popular trail.
This compromise made it possible for people to still own slaves in Washington DC.
Who was known as the, "Great Compromiser?"
Who's idea was it to build a railroad from Chicago to San Fransico?
This term is the political belief that the people who lived in the region should should vote and decide on the nature of their government themselves.
Farms that operated like factories, with expensive machinery who performed special taska
A law that allowed any adult head of the household to claim 160 acres of land
Homes built into the sides of hills
African Americans who moved from southern states to Kansas after the end of Reconstruction
The federal agency that managed the Native American reservations was the Bureau of ________
A trail that ran from San Antonio,Texas to Abilene,Kansas
The process used to force Native Americans to abandon their traditional ways of life
Homes built from squares of turf and soil of the prairie
Searching for gold by using pans or other devices to wash gold nuggets out of loose rock
Legislation passed by Congress that split up Indian reservation lands among individual Indians and promised them civilization
Battle of Little BIghorn
wounded knee massacre
sand creek massacre
george A custer
Battle of little bighorn
Sand Creek Massacre
large farms owned by speculators who hired laborers to work the land; these large farms allowed their owners to benefit from economies of scale and prosper, but they did nothing to help small family farms, which continued to struggle
a frontier home constructed of dirt held together by thick-rooted prairie grass that was prevalent in the Midwest; sod, cut into large rectangles, was stacked to make the walls of the structure, providing an inexpensive, yet damp, house for western settlers
Sod houses were common in the ________ as settlers moved west
This phrase, which implies divine encouragement for territorial expansion
allowed any head of household, or individual over the age of twenty-one—including unmarried women—to receive a parcel of 160 acres for only a nominal filing fee.
a term used to describe African Americans who moved to Kansas from the Old South to escape the racism there western settlers: The first houses built by __________ were typically made of mud and sod with thatch roofs
Farmers also faced the ever-present threat of _______and farm foreclosure by the banks
primary goal of most western settlers
he period between 1848 and 1849 when prospectors found large strikes of gold in California, leading others to rush in and follow suit; this period led to a cycle of boom and bust through the area, as gold was discovered, mined, and stripped
the first significant silver find in the country, discovered by Henry T. P. Comstock in 1859 in Nevada
this armed conflict between cowboys moving cattle along the trail and ranchers who wished to keep the best grazing lands for themselves occurred in Clay County, Texas, between 1883 and 1884
What specific types of hardships did an average American farmer not face as he built his homestead in the Midwest?
The American cowboy owes much of its model to what other culture?
Which of the following was not a primary method by which the American government dealt with American Indians during the period of western settlement?
an attempt to disarm a group of Lakota Sioux Indians near Wounded Knee, South Dakota, which resulted in members of the Seventh Cavalry of the U.S. Army opening fire and killing over 150 Indians
the process by which an Indian was “redeemed” and assimilated into the American way of life by changing his clothing to western clothing and renouncing his tribal customs in exchange for a parcel of land
What brought the majority of Chinese immigrants to the U.S.?
How were Hispanic citizens deprived of their wealth and land in the course of western settlement?
were individual prospectors who sifted gold out of the dirt and gravel through “panning” or by diverting a stream through a sluice box
provided a quick path from Texas to railroad terminals in Abilene, Wichita, and Dodge City, Kansas, where cowboys would receive their pay.
also known as “devil’s rope”
who brought their families west?
many of the long-trail cattle riders were?
This agreement established distinct tribal borders, essentially codifying the reservation system
. Rather, they either returned to tribal life or fled out of fear of remaining troops, until the ____________ arrived in greater numbers and began to exterminate Indian
Dawes General Allotment Act
massacre at wounded knee
little big horn