Morrill Land Grant
Individual states were given land...they can sell that land to make universities
Passed in 1862, it gave 160 acres of public land to any settler who would farm the land for five years.
someone who settles lawfully on government land with the intent to acquire title to it
farm controlled by large businesses, managed by professionals, and raising massive quantities of single cash crops
an association formed by farmers in the last 1800s to make life better for farmers by sharing information about crops, prices, and supplies
groups of farmers who pool their money to make large purchases of tools, seed and other supplies at a discount
Completed in 1869 at Promontory, Utah, it linked the Union Pacific (from the East) to the Central Pacific (from the West)
Bill that promised Indians tracts of land to farm in order to assimilate them into white culture. The bill was resisted, ineffective, and disastrous to Indian tribes
Knights of Labor
Unions who's goals included equal pay for equal work, 8-hour work day and an end to child labor
American Federation of Labor
a union for skilled laborers that fought for worker rights in a non-violent way. It provided skilled laborers with a union that was unified, large, and strong.
movement of people from rural areas to cities
Inspection station for immigrants arriving on the East Coast
Inspection station for immigrants arriving on the West Coast