American West Timeline of all acts & significant dates etc from around 1830-1892 (Dates, Summary of event, Outcome & Extras) 9page word document GCSE History

This is the timeline i made when i was doing GCSE history,
i found it when someone asked a question about this history on the discussion board and searched through my deleted stuff and found it.
I Hope you  like it, if i've missed anythiong please say and i'll update it :)

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Date Summary Event Outcome + Extras
1492 First Columbus
Europeans Spanish, French, Dutch
1607 First British Led by Captain John Smith Lack of Food
Settlers arrive 1st Settlement Jamestown, Virginia Native Americans
after King James I
1775 1783 War between Americans won
Americans and
1823 Joseph Smith from mountainside in Palmyra
found Golden was helped by angel Moroni
6th April Mormons Translated the plates through a Proper Name : The Church Of
1830 founded blanket to his friend and family who Jesus Christ Of The Latter Say
wrote them down Saints.
Told of a stort about a battle between Believe They are gods chosen
America and Israel before the birth of people
Christ of which Mormon and Moroni Need to build second kingdom
were the only survivers (Zion) for the second coming of
They said whoever found the plates Christ
would restore God's kingdom on Earth
1830s Cattle Trails
26th May Indian Removal The US Government decreed that the
1830 Act Indian tribes could freely inhabit the
Great Plains. A Permanent Indian
Frontier was established on the eastern
edge of the Great Plains.
1832 Brigham Young Carpenter from Vermont 23 Wives, 49 children
Joined Converted 9,000 British
1831 1837 Mormons in Bought land and property Left because of collapse Of
Kirtland, Ohio Set up Mormon bank Mormon bank
Around Permanent Moved All eastern tribes to behind the Not Permanent, white settlers
1834 Indian Frontier 95th permanent Indian Frontier (Great crossed the plains on the Orego
American Desert) Given to the Indians and California Trails. Particularly
forever. 1848 Gold Rush
Spring Economic An economic depression caused the Social unrest
1837 Depression collapse of many banks in the East. Begging
People lost their savings, wages fell Lots with money problems
and unemployment rose. No jobs for skilled workers
1837 1838 Mormons in bought land and property People were supicios of
Missouri Farmed Nonmormons were scared of

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First Trails Led the cattle from Texas (south) to Skilled horse riders, navigators
where they could fetch a higher price with good knowledge of land
for the meat Risk of stampede, Indian Attac
Bad terrain (quick sand) , Rustle
attack, Wildlife (snakes
Lack of sleep
1839 1845 Nauvoo The Mormons built their 'holy city' in Polygamy practiced
founded Illinois.…read more

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Animals died
Rescue group of 15 ment ahead, 6
died and were eaten
1846 Mormons move Following the death of the Mormon Faced lack of nonsalty water.
Present to Salt Lake leader, Joseph Smith, Brigham Young Scouts found natural springs in
decided to take the Mormons away mountains and brought back by
from the persecution they faced in the channel ­ Same with trees
East and to build a new life for them at
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European, escape poverty, from
Russia, Germany, Britain and France.
Promise of fertile cheap land.
1859 Breaking of Gold Discovered in Pikes Peak iin
....... Treaty Colorado mountains
caused a surge of men through
Cheyenne and Arapaho lands
Miners settle onto Indian lands
Railroad companies demanded
removal of Indians
3rd April Pony Express The Waddell and Russell freight quickest 7 days 17 hours
1860 founded company established the Pony
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Open Watched over cattle on Open Range Lived in small bunk houses
(late) Ranching which was used by several ranches Boring lives
Had to be able to distinguish cattle
from others
August Little Crow's This was a revolt by the Santee Sioux
1862 War led by chief Little Crow in protest
against the reservations.
The Santee Sioux had moved onto a
reservation that had poor land and their
crops failed.…read more

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Cattle Refrigeration cars opend market for
Ranching beef
1868 Battle/ Custer killed over 200 men including
massacre of Black Kettle and Wife (Cheyenne)
Washita Soldiers ked by Lt. Col. George
May 1869 Railways Meet Improved communication
in Promontory, Made migration easier
1865 ­ The Long Skilled Texas cattlemen used Dangerous,Had to defend from
1870s Drive cowboys to drive cattle to the northern cattle rustlers and stampedes.
states.…read more

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US Gov wanted to end the plains Reservations meant to make
wars here Indians adopt white man's life
Was agreed Red Cloud and Sioux
could keep hunting grounds and US
army abandon some forts along
Bozeman trail
Red cloud believes has won plains
1868 The Battle Of General Sheridan of US army planned Most tribes surrendered and we
River Washita a winter campaign against the Sioux sent of to reservations
and Cheyenne to clear them off their
Custer agreed to help and marched…read more

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Grass Hopper Ate everything, clothes, tools and crop
Plague in a few hours
Now way of fighting
1876 Rosebud River Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull refuse to Sitting Bull had a vision of a su
1876 move from Black Hills Dance
Demanded huge sums of money and Crazy Horse attacked General
support for 7 generations Crook's army camp killing 84
President refused and any Indians not forcing them to withdraw
in reservations were to be treated as
hostile and killed.…read more

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February General This Act split up most of the remaining Opened up Indian territory to
1887 Allotments Act Indian land into 160 acre plots. Some ofIndians and Whites alike to settl
(Dawes Act) the plots were given to Indians but and become farmers.
much of the land was allocated to white
Tried to get the Indians to behave like
1887 Timber Culture Homesteaders could claim 160 acres
Act of extra land if they planted 40 acres of
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