Chapter 5: A New Industrial Age
Section 2: The Railroads Pp. 188-193

Name____________________________

Main Idea:

The growth and consolidation of railroads benefited the nation but also led to corruption and required government regulation.

Objectives:

  • Identify the role of the railroads in unifying the country
  • list positive and negative effects of railroads on the nations economy.
  • Summarize the reasons for, and outcomes of, the demand for the railroad reform

Vocabulary:

Time Zone

Land Grant

integrate

investor

Pacific Railway Act

Grenville Dodge

Leland Stanford

Cornelius Vanderbilt

Jay Gould

Credit Mobilier

James Hill

 

 

Questions:

1. Why was the country divided into 4 time zones?

 

2. How was the Great Northern different from other railroads?

 

Main Ideas

How did Grenville Dodge contribute to the economic growth of the United States in the late 1800s?

 

 

List the different ways by which railroads were financed:

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