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Western Expansion. Grade 8. Question 1. What were 4 ways the Plains Indians and White settlers came into conflict? Transcontinental Railroad Mining Gold Cattle Drives Homestead act. QUESTION 2. How did this animal help the Natives?. Question 3.

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question 1
Question 1
  • What were 4 ways the Plains Indians and White settlers came into conflict?
  • Transcontinental Railroad
  • Mining Gold
  • Cattle Drives
  • Homestead act
question 2
QUESTION 2

How did this animal help the Natives?

question 3
Question 3
  • When gold was found in California in 1849, what DID NOT happened next?
  • Swarms of people moved out west
  • Problems with Natives increased in occurrence.
  • Transcontinental Railroad helped bring people to the west.
  • Farmers asked for shorter work days.
question 4
Question 4
  • Who were prospectors?
  • Natives who hurt gold miners.
  • People who came out west looking for gold.
  • Farmers who lived out west.
question 5
Question 5
  • When too many people moved out west, people began becoming vigilantes. What does this term mean?
  • People who took the law into their own hands.
question 6
Question 6
  • The Transcontinental Railroad received many subsidies from the government. What is an example of a subsidy?
  • Money
  • Land
  • Resources
question 7
Question 7
  • What did the transcontinental railroad NOT do to the United States?
  • Connected the United States north to south.
  • Made continental travel extremely fast.
  • Quickly Increased population in the west
  • Brought thousands of immigrants to the West looking for work
  • Increased problems with the natives.
question 8
Question 8
  • What was the cause of 7 states being developed in the West, after the Transcontinental Railroad was built?
  • Lots of money.
  • Increase in technology.
  • Huge population increases.
question 9
Question 9
  • Circle the three groups of people that needed meat / food in the west?
  • Gold Miners
  • Transcontinental Railroad workers
  • Soldiers
  • Native Americans
question 10
Question 10
  • How were many cow hands similar to laborers of today?
  • Same ages.
  • Same work.
  • Many of them were immigrants.
question 11
Question 11
  • What is NOT a cause for cow towns to spring up?
  • People coming to mine gold.
  • Large demands for meat.
  • Merchants would sell tools and other items.
  • Natives attacking settlers.
question 12
Question 12
  • What did the homestead act guarantee?
  • 160 acres of land to anyone who would move out west.
  • What were 4 problems of living out west?
  • Grasshopper swarms, Native attacks, Little Rain, Dry weather, Strong winds.
question 13
Question 13
  • What is an example of buying in wholesale?
  • A farmer bought a rake.
  • Two farmers went to the store to buy a rake and a shovel to share.
  • 10 farmers put their money together and bought 10 rakes at a reduced price.
question 14
Question 14
  • What happened at Fort Laramie?
  • Gold Miners struck it rich.
  • USA soldiers were slaughtered by Natives
  • Native village was slaughtered by USA soldiers
question 15
Question 15
  • What are 3 examples of how White settlers finally destroy the Natives way of life?
  • Forced them to reservations.
  • Re-educated Native young.
  • Killed them off with diseases.
question 16
Question 16
  • What was final “nail in the coffin” for Native American life on the plains?
  • Destruction of the Buffalo.
  • Moving Natives to Reservations.
  • USA soldiers fighting them.