Westward Expantion

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    Westward Expantion

  • Treaty of Fort Laramie

    Signed on September 17 1851.
  • Homestead Act

    Gave 160 free acres of land to settlers who stayed on for 5 years. Federal people gave land to farmers.
  • Indian Peace Commission established

    A peace treaty was established between the government and the Native Americans.
  • Transcontinental Railroad completed

    The Transcontinental Railroad, which helped people get supplies to different places, is completed.
  • Battle of Little Bighorn

    Custer brought 250 soldiers to fight native amercians. Crazy Hourse led the Natives
  • End of Cattle Boom

    Thr cattle boom ends after being around for a long time.
  • Dawes Act

    Law that eliminated Americans regard as to weakness of Native America.
  • Oklahoma Land Rush

    When 10,000 people lined up on the edge of land to get free land.
  • Closing of the Frontier

    When the government called a census and got rid of the Native Americans
  • Battle of wounded knee

    Sioux men tried to take supplies but started a battle instead. 150 Sioux and 25 men were killed.
  • Populast party founded

    The populast party was founded.
  • Gold cross speech

    William Bryan speech shows people the true reason for gold.