Which describes one reason for the end of long cattle drives? a) cowboys became dissatisfied with low wages and went on strike b) as homesteaders moved into areas along cattle trails, they fenced their farms. c) cattle were forced off the prairie by enormous herds of buffalo. d) demand for beef declined drastically in the years of the civil war.
B is the correct answer.
The correct answer is A) The increased use of barbed wire fencing blocked cattle drives.
The statement that describes one reason for the end of long cattle drives is "The increased use of barbed wire fencing blocked cattle drives."
The cattle drive was the process in which cowboys moved large numbers of cattle, an entire herd, from one place to the other. It was an important economic activity in the American West from around 1866 to 1895. Cattle drive had many routes such as the Potter Bacon trial, the Goodnight-Loving trail or the Western trail. But the increased use of barbed wire fencing blocked cattle drives to protect private property.
C.New railroad lines across the Great Plains made it cheaper to ship cattle by rail.
With the formation of properties, the installation of fences and the modernization of the transport popularized by the railroads, the movement of livestock has been reduced drastically. Costs were reduced, time was reduced and security increased.