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  1. Westward Movement Indian Wars American Government Indian Policy Life on the Plains The Populists 1pt 1 pt 1 pt 1pt 1 pt 2 pt 2 pt 2pt 2pt 2 pt 3 pt 3 pt 3 pt 3 pt 3 pt 4 pt 4 pt 4pt 4 pt 4pt 5pt 5 pt 5 pt 5 pt 5 pt

  2. These two Federal Acts (Laws) that provided ways for settlers to acquire western land.

  3. What is the Morrill Act and the Homestead Act?

  4. This act led to the building of the Transcontinental Railroad.

  5. What is the Pacific Railway Act?

  6. In the 1840’s this phrase referred to the idea that the Unites States would inevitably possess the North American Continent.

  7. What is Manifest Destiny?

  8. This was the reason why so many moved west in 1849

  9. What is the discovery of Gold?

  10. This writing held that the frontier helped create the strong, individualistic American spirit

  11. What is the Fredrick Jackson Turner’s Thesis?

  12. The differing views of this led many agreements between Native Americans and the Federal Government to fall apart.

  13. What is land ownership?

  14. In 1876 this battle resulted in the greatest victory for the Sioux Indians.

  15. What is the Battle of Little Bighorn?

  16. This event in 1864 resulted in the death of over 150 Cheyenne Indians.

  17. What is the Sand Creek Massacre?

  18. This event, in which Union soldiers killed over 300 unarmed Sioux Indians, brought and end to Indian resistance on the plains

  19. What is Wounded Knee Massacre?

  20. The violent clashes between Indians, Settlers, and Government Troops is a direct result of this policy.

  21. What is Reservation Policy?

  22. Before 1850 the Government Policy on Indians was to push them west. After 1850 the Government changed its policy to this.

  23. What is Reservation Policy?

  24. This Act, while appearing to offer equal protection for Native Americans actually allow the federal Government to take away portions of existing reservations

  25. What is the Dawes Act?

  26. This Government policy sought to educate Native Americans, teach them to farm and force them to conform to the American way of life.

  27. What is Assimilation or Americanization?

  28. This is the reason why Many Settlers felt they had a great right to Western lands than the Native Americans

  29. What is the Indians failed to improve the land?

  30. According the Indian Relief Council’s 2008 Report Present Day Indian Reservations are compared to this.

  31. What are third world Nations.

  32. In the West, the combination of big business and new agricultural techniques led to this development of this.

  33. What are Bonanza Farms?

  34. African Americans who left the South to escape violent where known as this

  35. What are exodusters

  36. Western settlers were forced to depend on each other for this reason.

  37. What is the hardships and challenges of settling the plains

  38. Due to lack of wood and other resources many Western settlers resorted to building these as domiciles.

  39. What are Dugouts and Sod Homes?

  40. This was the major reason for the decline of beef production in the west as well as being responsible for the end of Open Range.

  41. What is Barbed wire?

  42. This was a major complaint of farmers in the late 1800’s

  43. What is high tariffs on manufactured goods

  44. For this reason Western Farmers wanted a silver back currency.

  45. What is they thought it would increase crop prices?

  46. These were three items on the Populist Platform.

  47. What is Free Silver, Progressive Income Tax and an 8 hour work day?

  48. These two men faced off in the 1896 Presidential Election.

  49. Who is William McKinley and William Jennings Bryant?

  50. This Act was passed to regulate railroad rates and practices.