E Chapter 18 Frontier West -Vocabulary
Terms in this set (18)
A mineral deposit within a rock formation
Unrefined minerals mined for the production of metals
people who take the law into their own hands
an empty town with buildings, but no people
a grant paid by a government to an enterprise that benefits the public
spanning or crossing a continent
A vast unfence area of grassland where ranchers could graze their herds for free
design, symbol, that identifies a cow's ranch or a modern company identity
Hispanic ranch hand
A settlers home and land
a name given to farmers who removed the sod layer from the Great Plains
a way of farming dry land in which seeds are planted deep in ground where there is some moisture
wandering from place to place
land set aside for Native Americans
Great Plains farmers used it as a social club and a business cooperative that could negotiate better prices from banks, railroads, and farm suppliers.
An organization owned by its members and operated for their mutual benefit
political party that appealed to working class factory workers and farmers. Wanted income tax, eight hour work day, limits on immigration, regulation of banks and railroads.
Policy support by farmers for the unlimited coinage of silver.
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