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Chinese
Why did this group move west?

What jobs did they have in the west?
What opportunities did they have in west?

What challenges did they face in the west?

Mexican

Why did this group move west?

What jobs did they have in the west?

What opportunities did they have in west?

What challenges did they face in the west?
Women

Why did this group move west?

What jobs did they have in the west?

What opportunities did they have in west?

What challenges did they face in the west?
Black Americans

Why did this group move west? What was happening in the south that encouraged/forced them to move?

Did the Homestead Act influence/impact Black Americans?

What jobs did they have in the west?

Why was the west a place of opportunity for Black Americans?  What would they have in the west that they didn’t have in the south?

What challenges faced Black Americans in the west?  

White Settlers

Why did this group move west?

How did the Homestead Act encourage white settlers to move west?

What jobs did they have in the west?

What opportunities did they have in west?

What challenges did they face in the west?

4. Explain the problems that the settlers faced and how they solved them

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