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push-pull factors
events and conditions that either force people to move elsewhere or strongly attract them to do so
Pacific Railway Act
act in which the government gave large land grants to the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads.
Morrill Land Grant Act
act that gave state governments millions of acres of western lands, which the states could then sell to raise money for the creation of "land grant" colleges.
land speculator
people who bought up large areas of land in the hope of selling it later for a profit.
Homestead Act
act in which settlers got 160 acres of land for a small fee, if they could meet certain requirements.
exoduster
An African Americans that moved west to flee from violence and exploitation were often called this.