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American his 1
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The combination of a change in American taste, a technological breakthrough, and the accelerated development of a classic southern product gave the South one of its few opportunities to control a national market. What was the item?
At the center of rural life in the so-called New South was
A large percentage of the labor in the construction of the California section of the transcontinental railroad was supplied by the Chinese workers. True or False?
Was not among the developing industries of the South
Was not a challenge Native Americans faced from American expansion
Intro of the horse into Indian culture
On a summer day in 1876 forces led by ____ destroyed the cavalry troopers under the command of ___ at the Battle of the Little Big Horn in Montana
Crazy Horse; George A. Custer
Westerners sought two primary benefits from Congress; both were granted during the period of the Civil War. The first was a transcontinental railroad to make the West more accessible; the second was the ___.
What does the text mean by the phrase "the Southern burden"?
An awkward system of low-paid labor
A significant innovation that would resolve many of the disputes between cattle ranchers and farmers or between competing ranchers was
The chapter introduction tells the story of the "Exodusters" to make the point that
hopes for the future in the South and West confronted realities of "colonial" economies built on exploited lands and peoples.
The Dawes Severalty Act of 1887 ultimately proved destructive because it did what?
Attacked the communal structure of tribal life
Dreams of a "New South centered on a vision for ___
What was the intent of the Dawes Severalty Act of 1887?
It provided land allotments to individual families through arrangements called a trust.
The southern economy post civil war was based on one dominant product: ____
What groups clashed repeatedly over land usage issues on the American western frontier?
Sheepherders and cattle ranchers
The Southwest had a distinct and complex development: as the South relied on the labor of a particular group, former slaves, the Southwest grew on the labor of Native Americans. True or False?
The term for poor farmers who rented lands from large landowners and paid their rent and bills through part of their harvest was ___ ___
The Battle of Wounded Knee was one of the more spectacular Indian victories over the American military during the Indian wars. True1 or False1
In the wake of the Plains Indian Wars, U.S. Indian policy changed from a policy of ___ (recognized as a failure by the 1800s) to a policy of ___ ( an effort that also failed).
concentrating tribes onto reservations; trying to integrate Indians into white society as farmers
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