A range of push and pull factors led to the settlement of the American West. Conditions were difficult and homesteaders and other settlers had to solve a range of problems to survive and prosper.
Which of these was not a feature of the Great Plains?
Which popular philosophy of the nineteenth century encouraged people to move west?
Homesteads for all
Which wagon train trail started in 1841?
The Oregon Trail
The San Francisco Trail
The Sierra Nevada Trail
Which mountain range proved difficult for settlers to cross?
In what year was gold discovered in California?
Who led the Mormons to Salt Lake City?
Which group of people often settled on the Great Plains?
How many of the Donner Party survived?
What were the houses that were built on the Plains?
Where did Wyatt Earp have his famous gunfight?
Salt Lake City