U.S. History: Chapter 13 (section 2)
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"Railroad companies sold some of their land to farmers for ___ to ___ dollars an acre."
offered 160 acres of land free to any citizen or intended citizen who was head of the household
African-Americans who moved from the Post-Reconstruction South to Kansas
the sooner state
those who took possession of the land sooner than they were supposed to
Henry D. Washburn and Nathaniel P. Langford
asked congress to help protect the wilderness from settlement; as a result the government created Yellowstone National Park (1872)
Frederick Jackson Turner
the Author of "The Significance of the Frontier in American History"
a sod home that stayed warm in the winter and cool in the summer; fireproof
the spring-tooth harrow
an invention that helped prepare soil (1869)
an invention that helped plant seeds (1841)
The Morrill Act (1862 and 1890)
gave the federal land to the states to help finance agricultural colleges
The Hatch Act of 1887
established agricultural experiment stations to inform farmers of new developments.
"the breadbasket of the plains"
nickname for the dry eastern plains
enormous single crop spreads of 15,000-50,000 acres
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