closing of the plains
Malin, Joe, Devin and Cesar
government policies impact
The first phase of the government’s plan for settlement was building the Transcontinental Railroad. The railroad provided a way to bring settlers and manufactured goods west and ship their agricultural and mining produce east, it was also essential to the rapid development of the west. The second phase of the government’s plan was a liberal land distribution policy that made it possible for many people to homestead.
The governments impact on the closing of the plains was that they rapidly increased expansion into the west with the two key elements of transportation and cheap land. The government quickly achieved its goal of persuading people to move west, settle on farms, and push back the frontier.