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Ch 11 The Nation Grows and Prospers

chapter 11 6th grade history

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Oklahoma Land Rush
in 1889 the government allows settlers to claim land in Oklahoma
Cyrus McCormick
invented the mechanical reaper which reduced the amount of time it took to harvest the wheat fields.
longhorns
half-wild cattle
Wilbur and Orville Wright
the first to have powered flights ina machine that was heavier than air
Robert Goddard
launched the first successful liquid-fuel rocket ever built
assembly line
this helped make cars more affordable
Dwight L. Moody
America's most famous evangelist in the 19th century
James A. Garfield
second President to be assassinated
Homestead Act
stated that any family that settled in certain areas West could recieve 160 acres of land if the head of the family lived on the land, farming or making improvements for 5 years
Henry Ford
first to use an assembly line to produce his Model T
"melting pot"
the U.S. is called this because of all the people from all over the world who have made it their home
Alexander Graham Bell
invented the telephone
telegraph
machine used to send messages using morse code
land rush
whenever the government made land available for settlement, people would line up with their wagons and on horses to claim their 160 acres
Garrett A. Morgan
invented the traffic signal and the gas mask
morse code
system of dots and dashes used to represent the letters of the alphabet and numbers. These dots and dashes are tapped out over a telegraph wires
Samuel Morse
invented the telegraph and morse code
reservation
land which the U.S. set aside for Indians
immigrant
person who leaves his own country to make his home in another country
progress
moving forward to improve your life
stampede
when cattle run wildly from being spooked
Billy Sunday
famous baseball star who became an evangelist
Thomas Edison
probably the greatest inventor known for inventing the electric light bulb, the phonograph, motion pictures, and many more

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