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Chapter 3: The Land of Plenty. PREVIEW. Focus on the Main Idea- North America’s rich resources have drawn many people to the continent and to specific regions of what today is our country. . VOCABULARY . Technology Rural Urban . CLOSE YOUR EYES. On Page 66 and 67.

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Chapter 3 the land of plenty

Chapter 3: The Land of Plenty


Preview

PREVIEW

  • Focus on the Main Idea- North America’s rich resources have drawn many people to the continent and to specific regions of what today is our country.


Vocabulary

VOCABULARY

  • Technology

  • Rural

  • Urban


Close your eyes

CLOSE YOUR EYES


On page 66 and 67

On Page 66 and 67..

  • The first Americans arrived to the new continent by accident! They were most likely following a migrating herd of animals during a hunt.

  • Once there, they discovered animals to hunt, fertile soil, wild plants!


Moving westward pg 68

Moving Westward (pg 68)

Settlers cleared land for farms, raised sheep and cattle.

Producing crops and raising livestock became the nation’s main economic activity.

  • More LAND!


Gold page 69

GOLD! (Page 69)

  • In 1848, a man found gold in a stream running through the land of his employer.

  • This discovery caused a “BOOM” along the West Coast. The population increased due to people wanting to “strike it rich”.


Growth of industry pg 70 and 71

Growth of Industry (Pg 70 and 71)

  • Technology- is the development and use of scientific knowledge to solve practical problems. Example: Railroads

  • Railroads linked resources of the West to markets in the East.

  • More advances occurred with

    technology later in years.


Page 71

PAGE 71..

  • Rural- country side, small towns or farms.

  • Urban- City life.


Summarize the lesson

Summarize the Lesson

  • America’s resources have attracted people from different countries and enabled many to build better lives.

  • The growth of agriculture contributed to the movement of people from one region to another.

  • Our economy has changed from an agricultural economy to an urban industrial economy in the centuries since the founding of our nation.


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