Westward Expansion Information Sheet

Westward Expansion Information Sheet

Print this out, and research the items.  I will give a test on these items on 8/17-8/18.

The completed definitions should be kept on a seperate sheet of paper, in your binders, and will be checked as well.

TERMS

 

1. Great American Desert

2. Morrill Land-Grant Act

3. Homestead Act

4. Land speculators

5. Soddie

6. Sodbuster

7. Exodusters

8. Squatters

9. Reservationists

10. Battle of Little Bighorn

11. Massacre at Wounded Knee

12. Turner Thesis

13. Sand Creek Massacre

14. A Century of Dishonor

15. Americanization

16. Dawes Act

17. Indian Territory

18. Boomers

19. Sooners

20. Dry farming

21. Dept. of Agriculture

22. Bonanza farms

23. “Pikes Peak or Bust!”

24. “Comstock Lode”

25. Placer Mining

26. Texas longhorn

27. “Cow town” or railhead

28. Goodnight-Loving Trail

29. Chisholm Trail

30. Long drive

31. Barbed wire

32. Open range

33. Closed range

34. Range wars

35. Yellowstone National Park

36. Buffalo soldiers

37. Dime novels

38. Wild West shows

39. Stereotypes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIG IDEAS

 

  1. A description of the Great Plains
  2. Life on Great Plains
  3. Ways that settlers acquired cheap land
  4. Treatment of African-Americans
  5. Native American treatment in west
  6. Indian Wars
  7. Government actions to “Americanize” Indians
  8. New technology
  9. Farming on the Great Plains
  10. Mining in the west
  11. Rise & fall of cattle industry on the Plains
  12. The frontier myth

 

PEOPLE

 

1. Chief Sitting Bull

2. George Custer

3. Chief Joseph

4. Helen Hunt Jackson

5. J.G. McCoy

6. Nat Love

7. Joseph Glidden

8. “Buffalo Bill”

9. Colonel Chivington

10. Red Cloud