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Transcontinental. Transcontinental. Crossing a continent. Prejudice. An unfair, negative opinion that can lead to unjust treatment. Homestead. A settlers home and land. drought. A long period with little or no rain. Assimilate.

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transcontinental1
Transcontinental

Crossing a continent.

prejudice
Prejudice

An unfair, negative opinion that can lead to unjust treatment.

homestead
Homestead

A settlers home and land.

drought
drought

A long period with little or no rain.

assimilate
Assimilate

To change a group’s culture and tradition so that it blends with a larger group.

cattle trails
Cattle Trails

Five major cattle trails led from Texas to the Great Plains railheads.

black cowboys of texas
Black Cowboys of Texas

African Americans that were hungry, over worked, under paid, bored, lonely and that helped on the farms.

great western cattle trail
Great Western Cattle Trail

Cattle trail from Bandera, Texas to Ogallala, Nebraska.

chisholm trail
Chisholm Trail

A trail used in the late 1800’s to drive cattle from ranches in Texas to Kansas railheads.

westward expansion
Westward Expansion

The migration of American settlers moving across the continent to find new places to live, adding to the West.

relocation
Relocation

The act of relocating, or moving to a new location.

corporation
Corporation

A business in which many people own, share, or take part of the business.

competition
Competition
  • What occurs when more than one business tries to sell the same goods or service.
monopoly
monopoly
  • A company with no competition.
labor union
Labor union
  • An organization of workers that try to improve pay and working conditions for its members.
transportation
Transportation

The business of carrying goods or materials from one place to another.

strike
strike
  • When workers refuse to work
industry
Industry
  • The commercial production and sale of goods and services
specialization
specialization
  • To train or employ oneself in a special study or activity
entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs
  • A person who takes risks to start a business
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