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What nation was behind the rest economically?
Why did the south lag behind?
Because of rebuilding from the war and not enough labor to establish big production seen in the north
What was the main crop the north wanted that the south produced?
What insect infested the cotton and forced farmers to have to plant new things
What were some major things that happen for the African-Americans?
The 15th amendment was established which was the right to vote, education was available, they were able to own farms and businesses
Civil rights act
outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
1862 law that gave 160 acres of land to citizens willing to live on and cultivate it for five years
After the Civil War what happened with the Indians?
Most lived west of the Mississippi River and dozens of different tribes had their own language culture and tradition
What was the animal that the Indians hunted?
This was the land that the government gave to the Indians to relocate on their own reservation and they allowed tribes independence but confused them and fell from poverty and Alcoholism
Cali gold rush
The discovery of gold and silver which changed policy
Sand Creek Massacre
1864 incident in which Colorado militia killed a camp of Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians
Fort Laramie Treaty
Restricted the Plains Indians to specific areas and permitted the building of government forts
Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce
They lead 300 people and attempt to escape to Canada so they didn't have to be on the reservation and held off the US seventh Calvary and almost made it to Canada but it was too cold and died
Battle of Little Big Horn
battle in which the Sioux, led by Sitting Bull, defeated the U.S. Army led by General Custer
1890 confrontation between U.S. cavalry and Sioux that marked the end of Indian resistance
Dawes General Allotment Act
1887 - it tried to lessen traditional influences on Indian society by making land ownership private.
Railroad connecting the west and east coasts of the continental US
long-horned beef cattle formerly common in southwestern United States
Negative affects for farmers
Blizzards, droughts, and isolation