The Gilded Age: “Go West!” America’s Last Frontier


Growth of Resulted in clashes with Indians



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Growth of

  • Resulted in clashes with Indians

  • Completion of the Railroad

    1. During Civil War, Congress passed and federal government put aside land for a transcontinental railroad

    2. Construction began 1863

    3. immigrants worked on the from Omaha westwards

    4. laborers worked on from Sacramento eastwards

    5. Freedmen joined in this project after 1865

    6. Two sides met in the middle in 1869

    7. Six month sea voyage now a train ride!

    8. Results

      1. Made it easier to move westward

      2. Made it easier to receive supplies from the East

      3. Farmers and ranchers could ship and to Northern urban markets

      4. advertising in Europe and US encouraged westward migration

  • Relocation of the American Indians




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