Railroads Transform the Nation

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Railroads Transform the Nation. Deciding to Span the ContinentTranscontinental RailroadEncourage people settle in the west 1862 Congress passes a bill2 companies to build RRCentral Pacific Sacramento, CA (started 1863)Union Pacific, Omaha (started 1865)Needed large sums of moneyLoans20 Sq

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1. Railroads Transform the Nation Chapter 20 Section 2 Pages 590 - 593

2. Railroads Transform the Nation Deciding to Span the Continent Transcontinental Railroad Encourage people settle in the west 1862 Congress passes a bill 2 companies to build RR Central Pacific Sacramento, CA (started 1863) Union Pacific, Omaha (started 1865) Needed large sums of money Loans 20 Sq Miles of public land – 1 mile of track Many investors

3. Railroads Transform the Nation Building the Railroad Central Pacific Labor Shortage Chinese Laborers Tea 10,000 Union Pacific Variety of laborers Soldiers Irish Former slaves Native American Indians

4. Railroads Transform the Nation Railroads Tie the Nation Together May 10 Central Pacific 690 miles of track Union Pacific 1,086 miles of track Promontory, Utah Done Union Pacific-Central Pacific First Continental Railroad 1895 4 more TC RR 1869-1890 300 million to 790 million

5. Railroads Transform the Nation Railroad time Solar Time to STD Time November 18, 1883 Congress didn’t allow it 1918

6. Railroads Transform the Nation Economic and Social Changes Linked the economies of the west and East Helped people settle in the West Weakened the Native American Hold on the West Gave People More Control of the Environment

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