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Which BEST describes the reasons people chose to settle in the West in the late 1800s?
The general pattern of western mining began with the discovery of gold or silver, which led directly to mining companies buying large claims and employing large numbers of miners.
Knowing that _____ companies would encourage settlement of the West, the U.S. government awarded them huge amounts of land and money.
The U.S. government played ______ role in the building of the transcontinental railroad.
Which BEST explains why the era of open-range cattle ranching had ended in the West by the 1890s?
The Forest Act was one way in which America responded to ____.
Which of the following groups did NOT settle in large numbers in the West after the Civil War?
Which is most responsible for the rapid settlement of the Great Plains?
What western industry got its start in the Northwest, providing much-needed material for a growing nation?
Places in the West where major mines existed in the second half of the nineteenth century included California, Nevada, Montana, and the Black Hills of _____.