American West: Key Stats and Figures

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  • Created on: 16-06-18 23:24
Homestead Act
160 Acres, increased, 1862
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Homestead Issues
Locusts, thunder storms
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Homestead farming techniques
Barbed wire, dry farming, Russian Red Wheat
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Pacific Railroad 1862
$16,000-48,000 per mile
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Morril Land Grant
1862
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Track laid
1,700 km of track (promontory point), 1,100 KM
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1,4000 Km
by 1990
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Texas Cow Boom
5 million, x 10 more in the North,
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Abaline
6-10 million cattle
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Travel reduction time
6 months to 6 days
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Comstock Lode
1859, $350 million
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Montana + Washington
1889, Copper
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Pike's Peak
1858
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Idaho and Wyoming
1890
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How many sheep by 1900
2 million
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Black Hills
1870s
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Mining strikes and the economy
boosted pop x 3 and value of manufacturers by 3%
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Pop. Growth 1800-1840
387,000-7 million
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April 1861
Fort Sumter - Naval blockade
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Bull Run
July 1862: Stonewall Jackson = Confed. defeat
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Shiloh
April 1862: 13,000 Union and 10,000 Confed. Soldiers - Confed. win
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Antietam
September 1862: Lee's army stopped, Union forces leave 26,000 dead - lee retreats to Virginia
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Gettysburg
1863: Lee defeated by failure of Pickett's charge
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Vicksburg
July 1863: Confed. stronghold gives way to grant after 6 week seige
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Draft Riots
July 1863: 120 killed, 2 mil in damage
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March Through Georgia
1864: Sherman leaves 300 mile long path of destruction w. 62,000 men
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Petersburgh
March-April 1865: Lee launches final attack against Grant's forces and is crushed, evacuate
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Surrenders April 9th
Confed. Army melts away as forces desert
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Homestead Issues

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Homestead farming techniques

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Pacific Railroad 1862

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Morril Land Grant

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