Chapter 6 Section 2

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Chapter 6 Section 2

  1. 1. Chapter 6 Section 2 The Age of Railroads
  2. 2. Warm Up <ul><li>Brain Teasers </li></ul>
  3. 3. Question <ul><li>If this time period in American history is called the “Age of the Railroads,” then what would you call the present age? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Class Assignment <ul><li>Make 2 columns on your paper titled Railroad Positives & Railroad Negatives </li></ul><ul><li>Read pages 236 – 240. </li></ul><ul><li>List all the positives and negatives and be sure to include the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expansion, work force, time, industries, markets, Credit Mobilier, land grants, etc… </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Questions
  6. 6. When and where was the United States’ first transcontinental railroad completed? <ul><li>Promontory, Utah – May 10, 1869 </li></ul>
  7. 7. What types of people were commonly mistreated as railroad workers? <ul><li>Immigrants (Chinese & Irish) </li></ul>
  8. 8. What problem occurred for railroad crews when traveling from east to west? <ul><li>There were no time zones. </li></ul>
  9. 9. What were some of the industries that railroads helped to grow? <ul><li>Iron, coal, steel, lumber, & glass. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Name some towns that grew and were known for the markets from the railroad industry. <ul><li>Chicago, Minneapolis, Abilene, Flagstaff, Denver, Seattle </li></ul>
  11. 11. What was it like living in the town of Pullman? <ul><li>Clean living areas, all basic needs provided, controlled behavior. </li></ul>
  12. 12. What was the name of the construction company involved in the Union Pacific scandal? <ul><li>Credit Mobilier </li></ul>
  13. 13. How did the Grange help to regulate the railroad industry? <ul><li>By helping to pass laws that established maximum rates and prohibited discrimination. </li></ul>
  14. 14. In Munn v. Illinois did the Supreme Court rule in favor of the farmers or the railroads? <ul><li>The farmers. </li></ul>Why? The federal government has a right to regulate private industry to serve the public interest.
  15. 15. What did the Interstate Commerce Commission regulate? <ul><li>Railroads </li></ul>

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