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Chapter 16 keyterms study guide

Protective Tariffs

Taxes on products imported from other nations. Protects people from foreign goods

Railroads

Made of steel. Made local transit reliable and westward expansion possible for business and people. Before the civil war there was only about 30,000 miles of laid track, by 1890 the figure was nearly 6 times that.

Trusts

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Gold Standard

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Commodore Matthew Perry

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William Seward

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Homestead Act

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Exodusters

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Women in the West

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John Wesley Powell

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Yellowstone

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Nez Perce

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Buffalo

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Sand Creek Massacre

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The Dawes Severalty Act of 1887

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Sitting Bull

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Little Big horn

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Geronimo

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The Ghost dance

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Wounded Knee

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