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Why did cattle ranchers send their cattle to the North and East?
a) Homestead Act b) supply and demand - to make more money c) free land d)
SUPPLY is the amount of something that people want to ______ at certain prices.
a) buy b) sell c) keep d)
DEMAND is the amount of something that people want to ______ at certain prices.
a) buy b) sell c) keep d)
How did the invention of barbed wire change the life of cattle ranchers?
a) It blocked cattle trails that crossed the Great Plains. b) It was very pretty to look at. c) It was fun to climb over. d)
What is a railhead?
a) Someone who's head looks like a railroad track. b) A town where railroad tracks begin or end. c) A market for buying and selling trains. d)
Cowhands led cattle to railroads, where the cattle were...
a) excited to ride on the train. b) given away. c) shipped to eastern and northern cities. d)
How many major cattle trails were there?
a) five b) six c) two d)
Cattle ranchers sent their herds on long cattle drives to ______ so that the cattle could be shipped to the East and North.
a) California b) grassy land c) railheads d)
The cowhands drove the cattle beginning in _________ and traveling north to the railheads.
a) Georgia b) Texas c) Kansas d)
BONUS! Who were the first cowhands of America.
a) Mr. Potato Head b) Mexican vaqueros. c) Abraham Lincoln d)
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