West/ immigration

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Helen Hunt Jackson

was a popular american poet, novelist, and an short story writer. was born october 14, 1830. first husband died in 1863. 1875 she had married her second husband.They had settled in colorado.
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Morrill act

Sponsored by Vermont Congressman Justin Morrill, the morrill was signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln on July 2, 1862.the Morrill Act provided each state with 30,000 acres of Federal land for each member in their Congressional delegation. The land was then sold by the states and the proceeds used to fund public colleges that focused on agriculture and the mechanical arts
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Chief Joseph

He was born in Oregon in the 1840s. One of the first to make peace with the whites. When father died he was Joseph was elected to succeed him. October 5, 1877 he was widely referred to as The Red Napoleon.
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Jacob Riss

He was a journalist and a social documentary photographer. His work had appeared in several New York papers documenting the living and working conditions of the poor. served as a mediator between working class and middle class and the upper class.
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