8Y 01-08-2016 Friday Wars of the West and Populism Objective: Describe causes and effects of American western expansion. Agenda: 1. Do Now: Complete the following table in your notes: American Western Expansion Causes 2. 3. 4. 5. Effects Go Over Do Now Explain Chapter 18 and this Unit Introduction and summary of sections 2 and 3 Ch 18.2 and 18.3 Assignment due at the end of the period on Monday. American Western Expansion Causes Effects Gold was discovered in the Sierra Nevada Mountains Hunters killed the buffalos in the Great Plains Natives had to rely on American supplies, wars. People were looking for money and opportunity Americans needed food America was growing (size and population) Cowboys created the Texas Long Horn, cattle drive farmers get mad and invent the barbed wire cattle drive dies out Military attack Natives many conflicts Most Great Plains Indians die or are forced into reservations Transcontinental RR is built transportation is easier transferred supplies connected West and East a lot more people went to the frontier (tripled towns in the US) RR doubled the U.S. population Unit 3 Growing America Chapter 18 Americans Move West Chapter 19 The Industrial Age Chapter 20 Immigrants and Urban Life Assignments for each chapter: - Film and viewing guide - Section Main ideas, big ideas, key terms and people, notes - comprehension questions/quizzes - chapter review Unit Assessment: Project to be determined. Chapter 18.2 and 18.3 18.2 Wars for the West: Native Americans and the U.S. government came into conflict over land in the West. 18.3 Farming and Populism: Settlers on the Great Plains created new communities and unique political groups.