Westward Expansion (1820 Download

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Name __________________________
Class __________________________
Date __________________________
Teacher _________________________
The New West (1865 - 1914) – Lesson 1
Objective: To examine the causes and effects of the boomtowns and ghost towns of
the West.
Gold and Silver Strikes
- The CA __________ __________ began in 1849, attracting thousands of gold
hunters known as __________-__________.
- Gold and silver __________ were discovered throughout the __________.
- Thousands of miners from the __________., Europe, Mexico, and
__________ flocked to the West.
_______________ - towns that grew up near major mining sites
- Some boom towns developed into __________, such as
_____________, CO, and _____________, NV.
Boomtown - The General Store, Corinne, Boxelder
Co., Utah
- Many of these new towns became abandoned ____________ towns when the ______ disappeared.
Ghost town – Silver City, Idaho
- Mexican and _______________ miners faced severe ____________________.