What was the main reason that people decided to leave their homes and head west in the late 1800s? (Points : 3) for adventure for economic opportunity to start cattle ranches to be patriotic

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Answer:Option: For economic opportunityExplanation:It was in the late 1800s, saw a significant change in America. Homestead Act encouraged the American people to settle in the West. Railroad and Gold was another reason that persuaded some people to move west to seek their fortunes. The western lands were seen to be useful for ranching and farming. These were some reason for the settlers to move in the West.

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Both for economic opportunity and to start  cattle ranches (mainly economic opportunity though, as they didn't really discover cattle herding until seeing it done by the western Indian tribes