ccultural assimilation is the process in which a minority group or culture comes to resemble a dominant group or assume the values, behaviors, and beliefs of another group.
we want to be like you
President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act on May 20, 1862. On January 1, 1863, Daniel Freeman made the first claim under the Act, which gave citizens or future citizens up to 160 acres of public land provided they live on it, improve it, and pay a small registration fee. The Government granted more than 270 million acres of land while the law was in effect.
The homestead act1862
abraham Lincoln signing homestead act
The Dawes Act of 1887 authorized the federal government to break up tribal lands by partitioning them into individual plots. ... As a result of the Dawes Act, over ninety million acres of tribal land were stripped from Native Americans and sold to non-natives.
Breaking up native land and selling to non natives
The Dawes act1887
Smaller minority group wants be resemble dominant group
The First Transcontinental Railroad was a -mile continuous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 thatconnected the existing eastern U.S. rail network at Council Bluffs, Iowa with the Pacific coast at the Oakland Long Wharf on San Francisco Bay.
Continuous railroad structure.
Abraham lincoln signs homestead act
Native land is stripped and sold to non natives
railroad from coast to coast made it easier for travel and goods
Transcontinental railroad runs from coast to coast
Coast to coast railroad makes it easier for cross country travel
railroad from coast to coast made it easier for cross country travel