history- the american west c.1840-1895 part 3

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  • Created on: 06-05-13 11:51

railways encouraged homesteading-


  • create communities and customers 
  • wanted a 60,000 people for a state- more power
  • chinese workers used to build- cheap labour 
  • gov. supplied loans 
  • army defended railways against attacks 

homestead act 1862- 160 acres free if farmed for 5…


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