causes and effects of the settlement of the West from 1865 to 1898
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CAUSEThe 2nd Industrial Revolutiongave birth to many new inventions
Imporovements in mechanization helped farmers
EFFECTFood production increased and food prices began to decline.
CAUSEIncreasing consolidation in agriculture markets and dependence on railroad systems
Creation of local and regional cooperative organizations to empower farmers
EFFECTOrganizations like these inspired activists like the agrarians to create the Populist Party
CAUSEMigrants moved to the West in search of land and economic opportunity,
Building of transcontinental railroad
EFFECTPacific railway acts, boom towns, and economic growth occurred
CAUSESettlers sought after self-sufficiency and independence as well as opportunities
Reasons for people moving west including farming, mining, ranching, building railroads
EFFECTThis lead to many boom towns developing into cities as well gaining identities.
CAUSEAs the settler population increased, the need for land resources and food also increased.
Competition and violence between Anglo settlers, Mexican Americans, and American Indians
EFFECTThis lead to events like Sand Creek Massacre, Battle of Little Big Horn, Battle of Wounded Knee, etc
CAUSEThe U.S. government violated treaties with American Indians and responded to resistance with military force, eventually confining American Indians to reservations and denying tribal sovereignty.
Indian Wars including reservations and assimilation attempts
EFFECTThis lead to events like Surrender of Chief Joseph (1877)2. Surrender of Apaches led by Geronimo (1887)3. Great Sioux Reservation
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