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Transcontinental railroad

Stretches from coast to coast

2

Subsidy

A financial aid or land grant from the government

3

Why couldn’t they get workers for the transcontinental rail?

Low pay, dangerous, labor scarce during civil war

4

How did they resolve having no workers

Hired immigrants

5

Why was building dangeous

Had to go through lots of landscapes

6

What did the railroads do for the west

Make cities near rails,
Economic growth
Lots of jobs
Etc

7

Whos james hill

Built the last major cross country road
Encouraged farmers to move west by providing mats

8

Gauge

Width

9

Network

System of rails

10

Westington

All trains stop at once

11

Pullman

Comfy travel

12

What economical benefits did the rails have

Great investment
Could transfer goods farther

13

Consolidate

To combine

14

Whos vanderbilt

Bought tons of railroads and made a fortune

15

Rebate

Discount to big buyer

16

Pool

Several rail companies agree to divide business in a area and set prices

17

Populotist

Petitioned for cheap rails

18

How did they build the nation

Opened in every corner of usa
Rapid growth of industry
New ways for business

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Panic of 1983

Rails started shutting down scaring other rails to shut down