In 1869, the "Golden Spike" was driven in that completed the Transcontinental Railroad. Where did this take place?
Western railroad lines such as the Prescott and Eastern Railroad here in Arizona were built with a great deal of public investment. Taken together, how many millions of acres of land did the state and federal governments grant railroad companies for development?
A Texas Longhorn steer is roped by a cowboy. Which of the following cities did not become a major center for stock herding?
|C)||Carson City, Nevada|
Two cowboys watch as cattle is branded. In the space of just over a year, the open-range industry was almost completely destroyed by one searing summer and two severe winters, all of which ended the long drive for good. When did this happen?
A street scene from San Francisco's Chinatown, which was led by a group of merchants known as the
This poster encourages settlers to move out to the Dakota Territory. Which of the following might have been a draw for new settlers to the Dakotas?
|C)||Anaconda copper mine|
Under the terms of what legislation might this Nebraska family have received their land?
|D)||Chinese Exclusion Act|
In what Western state was the Comstock Lode located?
This copper mine just outside of Denver, Colorado, must have been in competition with the famed Anaconda copper mine a few states over. Where was the Anaconda located?
Here Indians go on the hunt for buffalo, one of the Native American tribes' main sources of food. Which of the following tribes began killing large numbers of buffalo to sell in the booming post-Civil War market?
In 1865, there had been at least 15 million buffalo. Thanks to scenes like these, by 1875 the number of buffalo had been reduced to
|A)||less than 1000.|
|B)||less than 10,000.|
|C)||less than 100,000.|
|D)||less than 1 million.|
The man in this picture, George Armstrong Custer, famously made his last stand at
Sitting Bull, pictured here, was one of the two great Sioux leaders of his time. The other was
The Native American in this picture tried to escape American troops by leading the Nez Percé tribe into Canada. When captured at the border, he lamented, "My heart is sick and sad. From where the sun stands, I will fight no more forever." Who is he?
Geronimo and his followers pose for a picture after surrendering to the U.S. Army. Of what tribe was Geronimo a member?
This is a Sioux Camp on the Pine Ridge agency in South Dakota. What legislation by Congress tried to break up the remaining Native American reservations into individually-owned tracts?
|D)||Chinese Exclusion Act|
This Native American prepares for the "Ghost Dance," an emotional and ecstatic mass spiritual awakening. To whom is the Ghost Dance revival credited?