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What were four reasons why not many Americans wanted to move to the Great Plains?
Four reasons why not many Americans wanted to move to the Great plains were because It had very few trees, there was very little rain, there was flat land, and they didn't think they could grow food.
Where was the Great Plains located?
The Great Plains are located in between the Rocky Mountains and Iowa.
During the 1840s and 1850s, where were many Americans traveling to?
During the 1840s and 1850s many Americans were traveling west to California and Oregon.
What did settlers need to do in order to earn ownership of land on the Great Plains?
In order for settlers to earn their ownership on a piece of land on the Great Plains They had to build a house and a farm and maintain them for five whole years.
In what year was the Homestead Act passed?
The Homestead act was passed in the year of 1862
What did the Homestead act do?
The Homestead act gave settlers free land on the Great Plains.
Name two crops that farmers grew on the Great Plains.
Two crops farmers grew on the Great Plains were corn and wheat.
What crop do we use to make flour?
The crop we use to make flour is wheat.
Was the Homestead act successful in getting people to move to the Great Plains?
Yes the Homestead act was successful in getting people to move to the Great Plains.
Why did people move to the Great Plains?
People moved to the Great Plains because there was free land.
Why was it hard to be a wheat farmer on the Great Plains?
It was hard to be a wheat farmer on the Great Plains because there was not always enough rain for the wheat to grow and there were terrible snowstorms in the winter.
Where does most of our wheat come from today?
Most of our wheat today comes from the Great Plains.
Why did thousands of Americans move west after the California Gold Rush?
Thousands of Americans moved west after the California Gold Rush because they wanted to find gold and silver in other parts of the west.
What did Native Americans hunt?
The native Americans hunted buffalo.
Where did buffalo live?
Buffalo lived on the Great Plains.
Why did Native Americans move from place to place on the Great Plains?
The Americans moved from place to place because they would follow the buffalo.
On what land did the Americans settle on as they moved west?
As they traveled west the land the Americans settled on were the the Great Plains
Name 2 things the Native Americans made out of the buffalo's skin.
2 things the Native Americans made out of the buffalo's skin were tents and clothing.
Name two things the Native Americans made out of the buffalo's bones and horns.
The 2 things the Native Americans made out of the buffalo's bones and horns were tools and weapons.
What did Native Americans eat?
The Native Americans ate the meat from the buffalo
How did Native Americans feel when farmers and miners moved on to the Native American land?
When farmers and miners moved on to the Native American land the native Americans were not happy.
Why did many Native Americans die?
Many Native Americans died because when the Americans moved on to the native American land the Americans killed all of the buffalo.
By what year were most of the buffalo killed?
The year of 1900 was the time when most of the buffalo were killed.
Did the Native Americans or the American settlers lose more men in the battles?
During the battles, the Native Americans lost more men than the American settlers did.
What happened between the Native Americans and the American settlers as the settlers moved west across the Native American land?
As the American settlers moved across the Native American lands the American settlers and the Native Americans would engage in battle.
What are reservations?
Reservations are pieces of land that were given to the Native Americans to live on.
What happened to the Native Americans after they were forced to live on the reservations?
After the Native Americans were forced to move on to the reservations many Native Americans died due to a lack of food and poor farming conditions.
Why did the U.S. government force Native Americans to live on reservations?
The U.S. government forced Native Americans to live on the reservations because the American settlers were moving on to the land.
Why couldn't Native American hunt buffalo after they were forced to live on reservations?
The native Americans couldn't hunt buffalo after they were forced to live on reservations because they were no longer allowed to follow the buffalo whenever they moved.
describe what is was like to build the railroad tracks across the west.
While building the railroad tracks across the west it was difficult and dangerous.
What four groups of people helped build the railroads to the west?
The four groups of people that helped build the railroads across the west were African Americans, Mexican Americans, and Immigrants from Ireland and china.
Why was building railroads hard and dangerous?
Building railroads was hard and dangerous because many people died.
In what year was the first railroad across the United States finished/
The first railroad was finished in the year of 1869.
How and where were the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads connected together?
The Union and Central Pacific railroads were connected together by a large gold spike in the center of the eastern states and California.
What was the name of the railroad built across the northern states?
The name of the northern railroad that was built across the northern states was the northern pacific railroad.
What was the name of the railroad that was built across the southern states?
The name that was built across the southern states was called the southern pacific railroad.
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