Unit 4 . Migration & Industrialization. Chapter 13. Changes on the Western Frontier. Section 1: Cultures Clash on the Prairie The desire for land and gold caused many Americans to seek fortune out west.
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Migration & Industrialization
Changes on the Western Frontier
Four years after the Fort Laramie Treaty, settlers began seeking gold. Colonel Custer sent his troops to the Black Hills and met an Indian force led by Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse at Little big Horn. Custer and his men were slaughtered. A few months later, part of Custer’s old regiment caught up with 350 Sioux at Wounded Knee. 300 of the Sioux were murdered.
A New Industrialized Age
In order to deal with growing consumer concern, the government passed the Sherman Antitrust Act in 1890 which made it illegal to form a trust that interfered with trade between states and other countries.
Immigrants & Urbanization
Life at the Turn of the 20th Century
Airmail—Orville & Wilbur Wright—commissioned a four cylinder internal combustion engine which paved the way for our first flight on 12/17/1903. By 1920, the US government established a postal system by mail allowing better communication w/in our country.
Since many African Americans were denied an equal education, two men established schools specifically for African Americans