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  1. What is a reservation? Why did the Native Americans get forced to live on them?
  2. What was the transcontinental railroad? What two railroad companies joined together?
  3. What was the Grange?
  4. Why was Texas a good place to raise cattle?
  5. What were some of the problems faced by the farmers?
  1. a The flat, grassy land in Texas was a perfect feeding area for raising cattle.
  2. b 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.
  3. c 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.
  4. d Two of the major problems faced by the farmers were extreme weather and insects.
  5. e The Grange was a group set up by the farmers to help them get to know each other as well as solve problems together.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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.
  2. - It gave men who were at least 21 years old 160 acres of land.
    - The men had to pay $10 dollars for the land.
    - They had to settle on the land for five years.
    - They had to build a home within six months and grow crops.
  3. Boom Towns were prospector camps that grew into towns almost overnight. Businesses were set up in order to provide necessary items such as food, clothing, and tools for the miners.
  4. Some of the dangers of mining were poison gases, cave-ins, and accidents.
  5. The Homestead Act encouraged people to move and settle in the West.

5 True/False questions

  1. What were some of the ways the Native Americans used the buffalo?The Native Americans used the buffalo for food, clothing, shelter and tools.

          

  2. Who was the Colonel from the U. S. that fought in the battle?Colonel George Custer

          

  3. What was the Ghost Dance?The Grange was a group set up by the farmers to help them get to know each other as well as solve problems together.

          

  4. Where did the railroad lines meet?The Dawes Act did not work because Native Americans wanted to keep their own traditions. Also, Native Americans did not want to become farmers.

          

  5. What were some of the hard times the cowhands faced?- It gave men who were at least 21 years old 160 acres of land.
    - The men had to pay $10 dollars for the land.
    - They had to settle on the land for five years.
    - They had to build a home within six months and grow crops.

          

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