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A vein of metal ore deposited in the earth. lode
The lode that Henry Comstock found with James Finney in the Virginia Mountains of Western Nevada was the ___________Lode. Comstock
The Bland-_________ Act set the price of silver at the ratio of 16.1 Allison
A former cattle trail from San Atonio, Texas to Abilene was the __________ Trail. Chisholm
Charles Goodnight and Oliver Loving rounded up 2,000 herds of cattle on the Goodnight-________________trail. Loving
The Trail__________ was in charge of the men, equipment, and animals. Boss
The __________ was usually the youngest of the hands and was paid the least. Wrangler
Philip _________ was and industrailist who moved to Chicago to start a meat packing industry. Armour
Gustavus _________ made a refrigerated train car for the maet packing industry. Swift
The ______-products left over from killing an animal, like shin and bone. By
The __________________ Act opened western lands for free settlement. Homstead
Land that is reserved for the Indians only was called the Indian ______________. Territory
People who made their clams illigaly are called _________. Sooners
A sod ____________ was made out of strips of sod, white washed in the inside, and a woven stick and clay roof. House
Used wind to pump up water. Windmill
Joseph_________ made th barbed-wire fence. Glidden
__________ free delivery is what Post Offices used to keep costs down so it wouldn't cost more to send a letter to a soddie than it did to send it to New York City. Rural
A social organization for farmers, started by Oliver H. Kelley. Grange
George A. __________ misjudged the strength and determination of a group of Soix warriors. Custer
_________ _________ took up arms against the U.S. Fedral government. Crazy Horse
The indian medicine man who inspired the attack against the U.S. Fedrak government was named, Sitting ________. Bull
The chief of the Nez Pierce. Joseph
Tracts of land set aside for the Indians. Reservations
The leader of the Apaches. Geronimo
The government put the lndians who had not resisted here __________. Wards
The__________ Act assumed that the way of Indian life no longer worked. Dawes
THe worlds single richest gold mine. Homestake Mine
Jesse and Frank __________ were robbers after being Confederate raiders. James
Billy the ________ started out by fighting in cattle wars, and by the time he was 18 he was charged with 12 murders. Kid
_________ Bart was called the gentleman crook. Black
Bill __________ was the U.S. marshal for 35 years, and only used guns when he had to. Tilghman
Harry __________ was an outlaw in the Wild West. Tracy
Tom _________ was the sherrif who fought more with his hands than his gun smith
Wyatt ____________ was the sherriff who ws not well liked, people considered him a murderer. Earp
Bat _______________ was a sherriff, but later became a sportswriter. Materson

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Westward Expansion Crossword

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Who was the person responsible for and signed the Indian Removal Act? Andrew Jackson
What was the journey that the Cherokee people took because of the Indian removal policy called? Trail of Tears
Which battle was the most important for Texas to gain independence, it was a Francisan mission? Battle of the Alamo
Who was the general and dictator of Mexico during the battles for Texas independence? Santa Ana
Who was the United States's president during the Mexican American War? James Polk
This term means, the belief that it is America's obvious fate to move west. Manifest destiny
What was a popular slogan said by John K. Polk when he was ready to go to war against a territory? 50/40 or fight
This trail was the safest and most effective trail for going west. It's a very popular trail. Oregon Trail
This compromise made it possible for people to still own slaves in Washington DC. Compromise of 1850
Who was known as the, "Great Compromiser?" Henry Clay
Who's idea was it to build a railroad from Chicago to San Fransico? Stephen A. Douglas
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. Popular sovereignty

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The Westward Expansion Crossword

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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 bonanza farms
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 house
Sod houses were common in the ________ as settlers moved west Midwest
This phrase, which implies divine encouragement for territorial expansion Manifest Destiny
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. Homestead Act
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 exodusters
Farmers also faced the ever-present threat of _______and farm foreclosure by the banks debt
primary goal of most western settlers homestead farming
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 California Gold Rush
the first significant silver find in the country, discovered by Henry T. P. Comstock in 1859 in Nevada Comstock Lode
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 Fence Cutting War
What specific types of hardships did an average American farmer not face as he built his homestead in the Midwest? hostile Indian attacks
The American cowboy owes much of its model to what other culture? Mexicans
Which of the following was not a primary method by which the American government dealt with American Indians during the period of western settlement? appeasement
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 Battle of Wounded Knee
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 Americanization
What brought the majority of Chinese immigrants to the U.S.? gold
How were Hispanic citizens deprived of their wealth and land in the course of western settlement? land seizures
were individual prospectors who sifted gold out of the dirt and gravel through “panning” or by diverting a stream through a sluice box Forty-Niners
provided a quick path from Texas to railroad terminals in Abilene, Wichita, and Dodge City, Kansas, where cowboys would receive their pay. Chisholm Trail
also known as “devil’s rope” barbed wire
who brought their families west? wealthy men
many of the long-trail cattle riders were? African American
This agreement established distinct tribal borders, essentially codifying the reservation system First Treaty of Fort Laramie
. 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 U.S. Army

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Bill of Rights Crossword

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A trail determined by your peers. Trail by jury
A group of people gathering in one place for a common purpose; meeting Assembly
U.S. citizens have the right to a fair and speedy trail Amendment six
Weapons (Guns) Arms
Formal written request Petition
Faith; Belief Religion
Feedom of Speech, Religion, Petition, Assembly and Press Amendment one
U.S. citizens have a right to trail by jury Amendment seven
The central government of a federation Federal Government
U.S. citizens have the right to bear arms Amendment two
The persecution of a person twice for the same offense Double Jeopardy
Freedom; Independence Liberty
reasonable "cause" to arrest someone Probable cause
A person's personal belongings Property
U.S. citizens may have rights not listed in the constitution Amendment nine
penalize; a form of disciplining someone Punishment
The government may not force U.S. citizens to shelter soldiers in their homes amendment three
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted amendment eight
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people amendment ten
Residence home

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U.S. Constitution Crossword Puzzle

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This Article states that the Constiution is the "Supreme Law of the Land" Six
The first 10 Amendments of the Constitution BillofRights
A major source of income for the government incometax
the introduction to the Constitution preamble
changes made to the Constitution Amendments
This Article outlines how laws are made one
This Article says that 9 states must ratify the Constitution Seven
This Article explains how Amendments are made Five
This Article outlines the responsibilities of our President Two
This Article describes the branch of the government that is responsible for "interpreting the law" Three
There are Seven of these in the Constitution Articles
The branch of government that houses the President and Vice-President Executive
The branch of government that houses the Supreme Court Judicial
The branch of government that houses Congress Legislative

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Chapter 17 Crossword

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the phrase, coined by journalist John O’Sullivan, which came to stand for the idea that white Americans had a calling and a duty to seize and settle the American West with Protestant democratic values Manifest Destiny
a term used to describe African Americans who moved to Kansas from the Old South to escape the racism there exodusters
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 bonanza farms
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 house
What specific types of hardships did an average American farmer not face as he built his homestead in the Midwest? hostile Indian attacks
What group was not impacted by the invention of barbed wire? illegal prostitutes
The American cowboy owes much of its model to what other culture? Mexicans
the 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 California Gold Rush
the first significant silver find in the country, discovered by Henry T. P. Comstock in 1859 in Nevada Comstock Lode
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 Fence Cutting War
What did the Last Arrow pageant symbolize? finalstep
what was not a primary method by which the American government dealt with American Indians during the period of western settlement? appeasement
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 Americanization
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 Battle of Wounded Knee
a militia raid led by Colonel Chivington on an Indian camp in Colorado, flying both the American flag and the white flag of surrender; over one hundred men, women, and children were killed Sand Creek Massacre
the Spanish name for White Caps, the rebel group of Hispanic Americans who fought back against the appropriation of Hispanic land by whites; for a period in 1889–1890, they burned farms, homes, and crops to express their growing anger at the injustice of the situation las Gorras Blancas
How were Hispanic citizens deprived of their wealth and land in the course of western settlement? land seizures
What brought the majority of Chinese immigrants to the U.S.? gold
In the nineteenth century, the Hispanic, Chinese, and white populations of the country ___________. collided
Chinese immigrants, Hispanic citizens were relegated to the______-paying jobs worst
The original ___________ were individual prospectors who sifted gold out of the dirt Forty-Niners
An even more violent confrontation occurred between large ranchers and small farmers in Johnson County, Wyoming, where cattle ranchers organized a lynching bee
a Canadian-born fur trapper, Henry Comstock
While the______ industry lacked the romance of the Gold Rush cattle
the _______ expanded rail lines and invested in ranches east

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The Gilded Age Crossword

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Completed in 1869 Transcontinental
Invented the telephone and the metal detector Alexander
The negative look on big buisness Robber Barons
sold steel furnaces and is from scottland Carnegie
Created his own trust Rockefeller
When one company controls all aspects of one company Vertical Integration
The positive look on big buisness Captains of Industry
Workers protested in Chicago Hay Market
Man who almost got assasinated Frick
12 workers were killed and wages were cut by 25% to 40% Pulman Strike
Name of contract worker were forced to sign Yellow Dog
Blacks who were moving out west Exodusters
Name of tribe that got placed on a reservation Apache
Name of tribe that got placed on a reservation Cheyenne
Name of chief the led the Nez Perce Tribe Joseph
name of battle were Indians were captured and put back on the reservation Big Hole Basin
People that started to live on native land squatters
A group of people that started to pressure congress to give them free land Boomers
Name of event where 2 million acres were for free Oklahoma Land Rush
People who arrived at the Oklahoma land rush early Sooners
Group that wanted deflation Goldbugs

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Manifest Destiny Crossword

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belief in the United States that its settlers were destined to expand across North America Manifest Destiny
gold was found by James W. Marshall at Sutter's Mill in Coloma, California California Gold Rush
used the term "manifest destiny" in 1845 to promote the annexation of Texas and the Oregon Country to the United States John L Sullivan
William Becknell and five other men began their journey Westward from Franklin, Missouri to New Mexico santa fe trail
traveled on the Santa fe Trail from Missouri to New Mexico William Becknell
key to the nation’s health according to Thomas Jefferson Westward Expansion
purchased the territory of Louisiana from the French government Thomas Jefferson
Mexico lost nearly half of its territory, the present American Southwest from Texas to California; U.S. became a continental power. Mexican American War
negotiated Webster-Ashburton Treaty Daniel Webster
route over which settlers traveled to Oregon oregon trail
discovered in California in 1848 gold
Maine vs.Canada Aroostook War
president during Manifest Destinty James k polk
when people from two countries occupy and settle a territory joint occupation
to take control of annex
After the Texan victory at the Battle of San Jacinto, Santa Anna is captured and recognizes Texas as independent Lone Star Republic
as a result of the treaty, the U.S. annexed present-day New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, and California Mexican Cession
to give land over to another country Cession

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The Last Frontier Crossword

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What were homes made of grass called? sod house
What was the blue stuff called silver
When did the miners start finding alot of gold 1848
What brought the miners to the west gold
Were was the Comstock lode Virginia City
What was the richest mine called Homestake Mine
Would the person who baked for the miners get payed more or the miners baker
how mutch money did the baker make in a year? 18,000
Mining silver and gold aided growth of the Nations economy
When did the Bland Allison act take place? 1878
List one reason why people were hesitant to move to the west no water
What system of transportation encouraged the settlment of the frontier? the locomotive
What two metals drew people to the west? gold and silver
Why did ghost towns emerge? no ore
What did Cowboys do? Helped cattle
When did cowboy activity start? 1880s
Cattle were very valuable
Were did one of the cattle trails lead to? St. Louis
How mutch could cattle be sold for? $25 and $50
What was one of the busiest trails? Chisolm Trail
What was one of the trails that the cowboys would take the cattle on called? Goodnight-Loving
What did a trail boss do incharge
What are the first names of the some of the meatpackers? two answers Philip, Gustavus
In what time did Pilip move to Chicogo 1875
What was one of the things Pilip sold? Bone
What did the cattle industry do? They declined
How many sheep were thier all together in the plains 15 million
Where did most cattle trails start? San Antonio
What lured people west? Better lifestyle
Why were the cattlemen not eager to go out at night? stampeads
What did the Homestead act do? Gave land
When did the Oklahoma land rush take place? 1830s
What was one thing people had troughble with on the plains? No trees
What was invented to help get water? windmill
leader of apache indians Geronimo

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Origins of American Government Crossword

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Consisting of two houses Bicameral
A charter agreed to by King John of England that granted nobles certain rights and restricted the King's powers Magna Carta
A colony that was based on a grant of land by the English monarch to a proprietor, or owner, in exchange for a yearly payment Proprietary Colony
Colonies based on a grant of land by the British crown to a company or a group of settlers Charter Colonies
An alliance formed in 1643 by the Plymouth, Connecticut, Massachussetts Bay, and New Haven colonies in order to defend themselves from threats posed by Native Americans and by settlers from near by Dutch colonies New England Confederation
First Plan for uniting the colonies, proposed by Benjamin Franklin Albany Plan of Union
Law passed by English parliament that required a government tax stamp on paper goods and all legal documents Stamp Act
A meeting of colonial delegates in Philidelphia to decide how to respond to the abuses of authority by the British government First Continental Congress
A declaration of citizen's rights issued by the Virginia Convention Virginia Declaration of Rights
The document that created the first central government for the United States. It was replaced by the Constitution in 1789 Articles of Confederation
Formally approved Ratified
Legislation passed by Congress to establish a plan for settling the North West territory Northwest Ordinance
Delegates of Constitutional Convention who developed the framework for the government and wrote the Constitution Framers
The plan for government in which the national government would have supreme power and a legislative branch would have two houses with represenatives determined by state population Virginia Plan
A proposal to create a unicameral legislature with equal representation of states instead or representation by population New Jersey Plan
An agreement worked out at the Constitutional Convention established that a states population would determine representation in the lower house of legislature, while each state would have equal representation in the upper house Great Compromise
Group of people who supported the adoption of the U.S. Constitution and a strong national government Federalist
Group of people who opposed the adoption of the Constitution Anti-Federalists
The pen name that the framers Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay used when writing the Federalist Papers Publius
The first ten ammendments to the U.S. Constitution concerning basic individual liberties Bill of Rights

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reconstruction crossword

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a former slave freedman
a federal agency set up to help former slaves after the civil war freedmans bureau
an amendment banning slavery thirteenth amendment
a law passed by southern states that limited the freedom of former slaves black code
an insulting term used to describe a northern who moved to the south after the civil war carpetbagger
an amendment made all persons born or naturalized in the U.S. including former slaves citizens of the country fourteenth amendment
the system in which landowners gave farm workers land, seed, and tools in return for a part of the crops they raised sharecropping
a white southerner who worked with the republican party and the reconstruction government after the civil war scalawag
one of the white politicians who took power after Georgia was readmitted to the Union in 1872 redeemer
an amendment where the U.S. cannot deny a citizen the right to vote based on "race, color, or previous condition of servitude". fifteenthamendment
a terror group created by former Confederate soldiers that used violence and intimidation tactics to disenfranchise blacks kukluxklan
African- American who was very influential as a religious leader and Georgia politician. HenryTurner
elected governor over a Democratic candidate, former Confederate General John B. Gordon RufusBullock
an organization formed by African Americans throughout the south after Reconstruction to protect their rights unionleague
a series of laws that divided the previously Confederate states into military districts militaryacts

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