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why did few people move west to settle on plains before 1860?
- land was expensive - poor soil + harsh climate - anybody wanting to move west faced a long dangerous jourmey
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after 1865 thousands of settlers moved to the plains why???
- freed slaves start new life as freeman or escape economic problems after civil war - european immagrants seeking political or religous freedom or escaping poverty - younger sons -
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what is the homestead act??
1862, homesteaders could claim 160 arces of land if they lived and worked on it for 5 years
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manifest destiny?
the belief grew that white americians were superior and that it was americas manifest destiny to encourage + expand the americian way of life on the great plains
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railroads?
goverment gave the railroad companies a 2 mile stretch of land either side of the railroad.
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after 1865 thousands of settlers moved to the plains why???

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- freed slaves start new life as freeman or escape economic problems after civil war - european immagrants seeking political or religous freedom or escaping poverty - younger sons -

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what is the homestead act??

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manifest destiny?

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railroads?

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