American west

People  moved west because? ...

. overpoulation (from 14k - 353k )

. Banks collapsed CAUSING ECONOMIC DEPRESSION so people wanted to start a new life, all savings were lost

. Not enough jobs for overpopulation, therefore unemplyment grew

. government Homestead act of 1862 - allowed 160 acres free who occupied it for 5 years.

. Railways encouraged poeple to move quicker and more settlement

. Rumours of fertile land in the west. 

HideShow resource information
  • Created by: nyahh
  • Created on: 19-03-14 20:02

West

People  moved west because? .... Poverty and disease

. Government propaganda

. Gold rush

. overpoulation (from 14k - 353k )

. Banks collapsed CAUSING ECONOMIC DEPRESSION so people wanted to start a new life, all savings were lost

. Not enough jobs for overpopulation, therefore unemplyment grew

. government Homestead act of 1862 - allowed 160 acres free who occupied it for 5 years.

. Railways encouraged poeple to move quicker and more settlement

. Rumours of fertile land in the west. 

1 of 1

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar History resources:

See all History resources »See all The American West 1840-1895 resources »