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United States History Question of the Day

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Western Farmers

A Nebraska farmer and his sod house
(Image Source: Library of Congress)

Question 131492

Western farmers

      (A)  generally specialized in a single cash crop such as wheat or corn because the expense of setting up farm operations was so high
      (B)  frequently used black sharecroppers to farm portions of their large landholdings
      (C)  were  in no way dependent on external forces such as the railroads and the international grain market
      (D)  represented the U.S. dream because they needed only a few hundred dollars and a parcel of land from the government to get rich in agribusiness
      (E)  were usually warmly welcomed by the sheep and cattle ranchers of the west

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