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As American settlers moved west in search of land, many Native American nations-
Were weakened or destroyed
Many land agreements between Native Americans and settlers fell apart because of different ideas about-
The US government encouraged attempts to-
Take Native American lands
The Massacre at Wounded Knee resulted in the death of-
Cheif Sitting Bull
An "Indian Rights" movement grew out of outrage over-
Government treatment of Native Americans
Many white reformers believed that Native Americans should-
Be "civilized" and adopt white cultures
In 1889 Congress responded to pressure from squatters and other would-be settlers by opening up-
The Indian territories
How did technology help farmers on the Great Plains?
It saved them time and effort
Why was a negative impact of Bonanza Farms?
Oversupply led to lower proces
What created the mining boom that started with the California Gold Rush?
The lure of quick wealth
Once all of the loose gold had been mined from streams, who moved into mining towns-
Large mining coorperations
Which of the following contributed to the cattle ranching boom?
Expansion of the railroads
What was one of the most difficult tasks that homesteaders faced?
Plowing the sod
Farmers generally favored-
Farmers favored inflation because it would-
Increase crop prices
Bankers supported deflation because this policy-
Would increase the value of money
Farmers' Alliances called for
Putting more money into circulation
In the 1880s American Presidents most often protected the interests of-
Business and industry
Reforms pushed by the Populists included
Government ownership of transportation systems
William Jennings Bryan lost the election because he could not-
Carry the urban and industrial centers
An organization that aided farmers by buying products in large quantities at smaller prices
An operation controlled by large businesses that raised massive quantities of single cash crops
The name of someone from the "People Party"
What was the land grant titled that sold land grants to speculators who helped to sell it agin later for a larger profit?
The Morrill Land-Grant Act
People who bought land and sold portions of it for profit were known as-
What was the Act that encouraged western movement because it guaranteed settlers comfortable living if they met certain requirements?
Who ere African Americans that fled west?
Who owned much of the western land near prime transportation routes?
What was one key requirement that applicants had to meet to receive land under the Homestead Act?
Farm their land for 5 years
What did not sell land to settlers?
What were exodusters trying to escape from?
What was a major incentive in the settling of the west?
The legal, private ownership of land
What drew many new immigrants to the west?
Cheap land and new jobs
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