Development of the West

Elizabeth W
Flashcards by Elizabeth W, updated more than 1 year ago
Elizabeth W
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GCSE History (American West) Flashcards on Development of the West, created by Elizabeth W on 10/27/2013.

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Homestead Act Passed in 1862 Gave 160 acres of land Was free - live on land for 5 years.
Timber and Culture Act Passed in 1873 Gave and extra 160 acres. Had to plant trees on a quarter of it.
The end of the American Civil War 1865 Ex-slaves traveled west. Ex-soldiers traveled west. Plains became more populated.
The completion of the railway 1869 Land was sold cheaply on either side of the railway line. Easier and safer for people to travel west.
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