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This set of flashcards can be used to review westward expansion.
*Flashcards are in a PDF format. There are 2 flashcards per page. To use these in my classroom, I cut the page in half horizontally, fold the flashcard over, then laminate. After I laminate the flashcards, I hole punch these and put a book ring through each set. A preview flashcard is also included that can be attached to the front of the stack to keep the cards organized and labeled.
*Also included is an editable PowerPoint slide if you would like to add any terms or questions to your set. Just insert a text box over the frame and type your questions. The font I have used throughout this set is KG Lego House and is free to download for personal use through Kimberly Geswein's TpT store.
This set includes 46 flashcards as follows:
What was the Pony Express?
What is a telegraph?
Who was Samuel Morse?
What is Morse code?
What was the transcontinental railroad?
What was the Union Pacific?
What was the Central Pacific?
What was significant about Promontory Point, Utah?
What is the Great Plains?
What is a pioneer?
What was the Homestead Act?
Who were homesteaders?
Who were sodbusters?
Who were exodusters?
What was significant about Nicodemus, Kansas?
What was a cattle drive?
Who was Nat Love?
What was the gold rush?
What is a reservation?
Who was Sitting Bull?
Who was George Custer?
Who was Crazy Horse?
Who was Geronimo?
What was a major challenge faced by the Union Pacific?
Which group made up the largest part of the Central Pacific’s workforce?
What was one major effect of the transcontinental railroad?
What was a natural obstacle faced by the Central Pacific?
What was the goal of the Homestead Act?
What were some of the challenges faced by homesteaders?
Why did exodusters settle in the Great Plains?
Why were African American pioneers called exodusters?
What were some new technologies used on the Great Plains?
What brought the Pony Express to an end?
How did the Union Pacific benefit from the end of the Civil War?
What steps did a homesteader have to take to own land?
What happened after gold was found in the Black Hills?
What reaction did the US government have to the Battle of Little Bighorn?
Why did cattle drives come to an end?
Why were cattle drives profitable for Texas ranchers?
Which groups made up about one third of all cowboys?
What was a lasting effect of the search for gold?
What happened to mining camps as people moved to areas where gold was found?
What were some changes that threatened the Native Americans’ ways of life?
Why did the government move Native Americans to reservations?
Why is the Battle of Little Bighorn also known as “Custer’s Last Stand”?
What was the significance of the Battle of Wounded Knee?