western frontier

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  • Worecaster vs. Georgia

    Prohibiting non-Indians from being present on Indian lands without a license from the state, was unconstitutional.
  • Gold

    Gold
    This was the discovery of gold in california, which in effect influenced many to come out an strike it rich.
  • Election of 1860

    Bring Abraham lincoln Into the white House. Helps create the western Frontier.
  • Morril act

    Each state was granted 30 thousand acres of land for each senetor.possible for new western states to establish colleges for their citizens. The new land-grant institutions, which emphasized agriculture and mechanic arts, opened opportunities to thousands of farmers and working people previously excluded from higher education
  • Homestead act

    Said that any citizen or person intending of becoming a citizen, whos the head of a family could receive up to 160 acres of land. must live on land for five years though.
  • Rail road act

    Federl goverment will provide compinsation with land an a genios right of way. Work begins on railway 1863.
  • Cowboy

    A rancher an key part to the western frontier.
  • massecre at wounded knew

    This event was a let down to the American army they had been trying to take over an indian tribe, but instead lost more men then took away,
  • Mexico independence

    This was the day that the mexican fight for indepence had ceased an they had there independence.
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    Great American Desert

    "Great American Desert" received a new name, the Great Plains. This region consists of the area east of the Rockies and just west of the 100th meridian: the Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, a significant part of Texas, and New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. Instead of being viewed as an obstacle to America's westward expansion, the plains were quickly transformed into America's breadbasket and the site of many of the country's richest mines.
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    The Cattle Kingdom

    The cattle industry grew tremendously in the two decades after the Civil War, moving into western Kansas and Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, and the Dakotas in the 1870s, Bring the cowboy out in people.