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Chapter 16 keyterms study guide

Protective Tariffs

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


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.



Gold Standard


Commodore Matthew Perry


William Seward


Homestead Act




Women in the West


John Wesley Powell




Nez Perce




Sand Creek Massacre


The Dawes Severalty Act of 1887


Sitting Bull


Little Big horn




The Ghost dance


Wounded Knee


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