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The Railroad Industry and the West. What was the relationship between the railroad industry and the idea of Manifest Destiny? Promotes westward settlement by easier transportation. Transported crops/livestock from farmers.

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What was the relationship between the railroad industry and the idea of Manifest Destiny?

    • Promotes westward settlement by easier transportation.
    • Transported crops/livestock from farmers
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How did the railroad industry influence the development of other industries?

    • Promoted trade
    • Transportation of raw materials
    • Transportation of finished products
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Describe the relationship between the railroad industry and farmers/the Grange?

    • Farmers did not like railroad industry
    • Railroads set shipping rates and eliminated competition in order to raise rates
    • Grange developed to help organize farmers against railroads.
changes in the west
Changes in the West
  • Homestead Act—160 Acres of land for free if settlers would farm it for 5 years.
  • Major increase in westward settlement led to increased conflict with Native Americans.
settlers vs native americans
Settlers vs. Native Americans
  • Reservations created for Native Americans
  • Dawes Act—attempt to assimilate Native Americans into American society.
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