Choose three of the following to answer in solid paragraphs. Use today’s video: America the story of US: Heartland
The Transcontinental Railroad: paying for it, problems and dangers with the land and construction of the railroad, and the groups who built it.
Describe the life of plains settlers including where they lived, how they got the land, and the hardships of life in the middle.
How did the use of the buffalo symbolize the differences between settlers and Plains Indians
The American Cowboy: where did they come from, what did they do, and what do you recall about this section of the video?
Barbed wire. Why was it so important and conflict it created?
Describe the Indian problem and the reservation system. How did gold create conflict? What were some of the major battles, what tribes are mentioned and what military leaders?
Who was Richard Sears and how was his success made possible by the time period and technology?