US History Grade HS Grade 11 pg 13-21

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US History Grade HS Grade 11 pg 13-21
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  1. Didn't like to see the land in the West filling up with people: (a) mountain men (b) pioneers (c) prospectors
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  2. Prospectors were (a) the same as pioneers (b) looking for gold\and minerals (c) trailblazers.
    answer
  3. Lewis and Clark explored the West when they left (a) the LouisianaTerritory (b) St. Louis (c) the Great American Desert
    answer
  4. Land that was once thought to be useless but turned out to be agood place to grow food (a) Louisiana Territory (b) West Coast(c) Great American Desert.
    answer
  5. Hitting pay dirt means (a) finding gold (b) getting a grubstake(c) getting across Indian land
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  6. People who took over a piece of land without paying for it (a) pioneers (b) squatters (c) trail blazers
    (b) squatters
  7. People who led the way into the West (a) squatters (b) prospectors (c) trailblazers
    (c) trailblazers
  8. Lewis and Clark knew before they went west they would have totravel on both land and water.
    T/F
  9. As years passed, what was thought of as the West kept changing
    T/F
  10. The Indians often helped the wagon trains get across Indian land
    T/F
  11. The people from the East at first hated the prairies
    T/F
  12. Prairies are where the pioneers found plenty of trees.
    FALSE
  13. The discovery of gold brought many more people to the West.
    TRUE
  14. Getting a grubstake meant getting enough money and equipment to go look for gold
    TRUE
  15. Minerals are something of value found in the ground
    TRUE
  16. When the federal government passed laws saying land could not be bought from the Indians, everyone obeyed these laws
    FALSE
  17. "Pioneers" was the name given to families who went west to settle the land.
    TRUE
  18. The Louisiana Purchase about doubled the size of the United States
    TRUE
  19. When the United States bought the louisiana Territory, the government knew just what was on the land.
    FALSE
  20. Owning land has always been important to the American people.
    TRUE
  21. What large piece of land was bought from France in the 1800s
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  22. Who left from the city of St. Louis to begin exploring the West?
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  23. How did they think they could get to the Pacific Ocean?
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  24. As Lewis and Clark moved west, what did they do?
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  25. The first people to go into new land are called _________.
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  26. What did the mountain men and trappers later become?
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  27. The families who moved west were called _________
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  28. What were some of the states in the West in the early 1800s?
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  29. Who was it who often showed the white people which way to go?
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  30. What was the name of the trail that started in Kansas City and went to New Mexico?
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  31. What was the longer trail people used to get into the West?
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  32. About how many miles a day could a pioneer family travel?
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  33. The people in the East were headed for what city as a stoppingpoint on their way west?
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  34. As the pioneers traveled west, they found flat, treeless land knownas the _________________
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  35. Why did the pioneers like land where there were trees?
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  36. What invention made it possible to use the prairies?
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  37. How were the prairies later used to help people?
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  38. Why didn't most families get all the way across the United States?
    ANS
  39. What was discovered in the 18405 that brought even more peopleto the West?
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  40. Money needed to buy supplies for the miners was a ___________
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  41. What does prospecting mean?
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  42. What are minerals?
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  43. "Hitting pay dirt" meant a miner had found ________________.
    ANS
  44. What did the miners do to people who broke the law?
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  45. The prospectors moved on to other places when there was nothingleft to mine. What began to grow where the mining camps had been?
    ANS
  46. What did the laws say about buying land from the Indians? Who obeyed these laws?
    ANS
  47. Where were the Indian tribes moved to around 1842?
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  48. Later on what did the government and people find out about the Great American Desert? What was done to the Indians who were living there?
    ANS
  49. People who moved west and just took over land without paying for it were called?
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  50. Why was owning land so important to people?
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  51. lewis and Clark believed they could travel all the way from St. Louis 9.to the West Coast by water.
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  52. The mountain men and trappers were glad to see the land filling 10.up with settlers.
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  53. The West of today is the same as the West of the early 1800s:
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  54. The Indians would not let the whites travel across Indian land 12.to get where they were going.
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  55. The people who moved west were glad to find there were no trees that had to be cut down.
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  56. The prairies "and the Great American Desert turned out to be wonderful places to grow food for the American people.
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  57. The trip from the East to the West was an easy one because there were trails to travel on.
    ANS
  58. Once a family left the East, they went all the way to the West Coast.
    ANS
  59. The discovery of gold brouqht many more people to the West.
    TRUE
  60. The mining camps had their own kind of law and order.
    TRUE
  61. Hitting pay dirt means getting lucky or striking it rich.
    TRUE
  62. The government had laws that said land could not be bought from 20.the Indians.
    ANS
  63. Squatters bought their land from the government.
    FALSE
  64. Early Americans thought it was very important to own land.
    TRUE
  65. In your own words tell three things that you remember about the people who went west:
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