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  1. Why was Texas a good place to raise cattle?
  2. Who was the Colonel from the U. S. that fought in the battle?
  3. What was the transcontinental railroad? What two railroad companies joined together?
  4. What were some of the problems in Boom Towns?
  5. What was the Ghost Dance?
  1. a The transcontinental railroad was the railroad that went across the entire continent.
    The two railroads that were joined together were the Central Pacific Railroad and the Union Pacific Railroad.
  2. b The Ghost Dance was a special dance that was danced to help the Plains Native Americans live peacefully and joyously.
  3. c The flat, grassy land in Texas was a perfect feeding area for raising cattle.
  4. d Since the towns grew quickly, there were no officers at first. There were thieves, outlaws and dishonest gamblers that broke the law.
  5. e Colonel George Custer

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. A reservation is public land set aside by the government for the use of a particular group of people.
    Native Americans were forced to live on the reservations because the settlers moving in pushed them out of their land.
  2. The Battle of Little Bighorn was fought between Native Americans (The Lakotas) and the United States Army. The Native Americans defeated Custer in this battle.
  3. Cowhands faced long hours of work.
    They had poor sleeping quarters and low pay.
    They worked through dust storms, blazing heat, and icy blizzards.
  4. The two railroad lines met at Promontory Point, in Utah.
  5. The Homestead Act encouraged people to move and settle in the West.

5 True/False Questions

  1. What did the Dawes Act try to do?The Dawes Act, created by reformers, tried to get the Native Americans more rights.

          

  2. What were some of the dangers of mining?Some of the dangers of mining were poison gases, cave-ins, and accidents.

          

  3. What were some of the terms of the Homestead Act?Cowhands faced long hours of work.
    They had poor sleeping quarters and low pay.
    They worked through dust storms, blazing heat, and icy blizzards.

          

  4. What were some of the problems faced by the farmers?Since the towns grew quickly, there were no officers at first. There were thieves, outlaws and dishonest gamblers that broke the law.

          

  5. What did Sarah Winnemucca do for the Native Americans?Sarah Winnemucca spoke out for the rights of the Native Americans.

          

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