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Westward expansion Homestead Act and Transcontinental Railroad
Updated: 10/2/2020
Westward expansion  Homestead Act and Transcontinental Railroad
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Storyboard Text

  • I love my land!
  • They are building railroads across our lands.
  • These people are taking over everything!
  • This is my land!!
  • But the government gave it to ME!
  • Native Americans were living everywhere until the homesteaders started moving west into their lands.
  • You cant live here anymore. We will give you your own land.
  • But this is my home!
  • This is your new religion.
  • There were fights between the native americans and the workers buidling the railroads.
  • The native americans were not happy about losing their land.
  • This is your new home and life.
  • The Dawe's Act gave the indians their own land if they agreed to change their way of life.
  • The indians were required to assimilate to the white man's lifestyle.
  • The government would not let them live the lifestyle of native americans any more.
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