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How the USA was formed?

Date Area From who
1783 Original Britain
13 states
1803 Louisiana France
1810-19 Florida Spain
1818 Canada Britain
1845 Texas Mexico
1846 Oregon Britain
1848 California Mexico
1848 Texas Mexico
1853 New Mexico Mexico

Living on the plains

Buffalo provided meat to…

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In the band there was a chief, followed by council of elders help by the soldiers

Would come face to face


What was the great migration?

Once Fremont map was published, the settlers began to migrate. Each family had its own covered
wagon, joined together with other…

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What was the cost of the discovery?

The discovery of gold was good and bad. The bad were it attracted a lot of people which meant
there was racial conflict also meant white settler were more superior. People had to pay taxes
imposed on foreign miners. The greatest…

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The survival was hard at first but young knew for the Mormons to survive increase population
was need. So it was emphasised that people should have more children. Railways were
constructed, gave money so people would convert and emigrate

People hated Mormons due to the fact of the…

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The beef bonanza did not last. In the 19th century the trade had collapsed. The reason for this was

Other farmers were experimented with other animals
Diminished supply of grass because of large number of cattle due to over stocking.

Homesteader on the plains

Homsteaders went to…

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Homestead Act increased the population allowing development of transport link which help increase
the population. It gave people the opportunity to live a better life

What was life on the plains?

Problems that were found during living on the plains, lack of water and lack of building

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Many disputes became violent. Many township remote homestead and ranches were in
danger from passing gangs of villain or from `claim jumper' who killed and stole their right
land. People rushed to claim the land to finally registered as theirs

Wild West

The end of the Wild West…

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At the massacre at sand Greek, Chivington attacked the Indians and their bodies were

After the massacre Indian joined forces

In the red cloud war, the Indians killed Fetter men, and the 600 men. The humiliation
increased the determination in the office to deal with the Indians…


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