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Hardships of the Great Plains Settlers
Lack of building materials Few trees Lumber shipped in: expensive
How did they adjust? Used Sod that busted up for houses Used Barbed Wire for fencing in crops When money was made from crops/ bought wood.
How did people adjust? Windmills helped to get water to areas Steel Plow helped break through sod
Natural Geography Mountain range both sides Hard to travel out Water was not always available. Land near rivers and streams taken quickly.
Climate Conditions Winter- blizzards Spring – tornadoes, hail, floods Summer- extreme heat Fall- dry grass/fires spark
Isolation *Travel between settlements difficult Communication not available. Made them independent.
Lack of revenue Farming only way to make money Far away from industry If had bad year for crops/ disaster for farm.
Rail Road How do you think the railroad helped the settlers overcome some of these hardships?
What would you think about moving into this region?
Chapter 7, Lesson 2 Life on the Great Plains Settling the Great Plains Located in the middle of the United States Flat grassy area with few trees Gets.
Technology on the Plains Kirsten graphics and text revised from:
OCTOBER 28-30,2015 Western Expansion. WARM UP Write down three questions you have about the settlement of the West. (think cowboys and Indians, gunfights,
Unit 2 Chapter 3 Lesson 2. Essential Question: How did the settlements of pioneers effect the environment of the West?
2a: Physical features and climate of the Great Plains Flatlands that rise gradually from east to west.
Westward Expansion: A time period in America during the late 18oo’s when people started settling west of the Mississippi River.
Homesteaders Farming the Great Plains in the grass.
The Close of the Frontier Homesteaders. Homestead Act (1862) Act passed by Congress which made public land available to citizens for a minimal cost ($1.25.
Bell Ringer – 3/7/08 1.What did the Homestead Act mean for Americans looking to move West? 2.How did the government acquire land to be issued through the.
Mining Centers Virginia City Comstock Lode.
Farming On The Plains – By Mr. Bruce Diehl. I. Geography of the Plains A.The Great Plains 1.It officially begins at the 100th meridian a line running.
The Great Plains Technological advances during the 19 th century allowed people to live in more challenging environments.
The Great Plains A quick tour. Location The Great Plains are located just east of the Rocky Mountains.
Click the mouse button to display the information. Geography of the Plains The Great Plains region extends westward to the Rocky Mountains from around.
What is a settlement? A settlement is any form of human dwelling, from the smallest house to the largest city.
1.Settlement of the Great Plains, 1860 to 1890 Homestead Act of 1862 Great Plains Indians Conflicts with Indians U.S. Indian Policy Treaties.
A Treeless Wasteland? Not Any More!. What do we KNOW about the Great Plains?
The American West Part II. I. The Cattle Kingdom Open Range Ranching Railroads opened the eastern market for beef Ranchers bought land adjacent to.
Settling on the Great Plains. The End of the Cattle Frontier = End of the Cowboy Why did it come to an end? 1 Overgrazing of land 2 Extended Bad Weather.
Following the Civil War, many Americans and Europeans continued to move into the WEST.
Review for Notes Crossing the Continent. What is the word that means “good for growing crops?” Fertile.
Section 2-Farming the Plains Section 2-Farming The Plains.
Sod Houses on the Prairie Reading October 5, 2001 By Terry Sams.
08/25 Bellringer Between , more than 600,000 Americans move from the Eastern states to the Great Plains. They moved west for many different reasons.
Westward Travel – Physical Features and Climate By: Mrs. Coates.
Closing of the Open Range Open Range: unfenced, public land; usually for grazing cattle.
Discoveries of precious metals in the West causes the explosion of boomtowns No established gov’t, vigilance committees enforce the “law” Boomtowns.
Chapter 19: Growth in the West Section 4: Farming and Populism.
What are the five reasons for Westward Expansion? (Need to download presentation in order to listen to/view audio and video clips)
FIFTH GRADE Social StudiesSocial Studies Week TwoWeek Two.
Geography of Ancient Greece. Geography of the Greek World No country called Greece in ancient times Communities of Greek speakers scattered across coasts.
Settling the West Unit 1 Created by M. Gunsalus 2009.
Problems on the Plains Problems on the Plains “Solve It” Activity.
Westward Expansion After the Civil War Mrs. Maimone Mrs. Maimone.
Westward Expansion was a difficult time for some people and a convenient and good time for others. It was a time that changed America in so many different.
Warm Up - Please do now Locate The Great Plains. What does this tell you about the weather and how it might affect farming?
BY: MRS. COATES TECHNOLOGY’S EFFECT. STANDARD/OBJECTIVE Summarize how technologies (such as railroads, the steel plow and barbed wire), federal.
Unit One: The Wild West Home on the Range. The Farmer’s Advance The last wave of settlers into the Great Plains were the farmers. Due to the increased.
Section 2 Farming the Plains Click the mouse button or press the Space Bar to display the information. Guide to Reading After 1865, settlers staked out.
Essential Question: What factors led to the settlement of the West during the Gilded Age ( )?
THE GREAT PLAINS AND PRAIRIES (CHAPTER 12). INTRODUCTION The Great Plains and Prairies are outlined on p Regional Perspectives –Coronado explained,
Transforming the Nation. Big Idea How can people change the world they live in?
SC Standard: Analyze the geographic and economic factors that influenced westward expansion and the ways these factors affected travel and settlement,
Moving West After The Civil War Review Questions.
THE GREAT PLAINS. Historical Perspectives of the Region –Spanish explorer Coronado explained, "this region is the best I've seen for producing the crops.
Expanding West. WARM-UP REVIEW Why did YOU move? Why do you think people moved West after the Civil War? What are the positive/negative effects of moving.
Homework Check Please turn in your chart on what was hard and easier of farming on the Plains. Remember I’m checking to see if you take complete notes!
Settling on the Great Plains Chapter 13 Section 3.
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