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RAILROADS
AIMS <ul><li>To examine the reasons for the growth of the railroad. </li></ul><ul><li>To look at the problems involved in ...
OUTCOME <ul><li>How will I demonstrate my understanding? </li></ul><ul><li>I will produce a brochure and an article on the...
WHY WERE THEY BUILT? <ul><li>To link West & East – Manifest Destiny. </li></ul><ul><li>Law & order. </li></ul><ul><li>Crea...
PACIFIC RAILWAYS ACT, 1862 <ul><li>Set up companies: 1. Union Pacific Railroad Company which started from Omaha. 2. Centra...
 
PROBLEMS <ul><li>Money – shareholders had to give money. </li></ul><ul><li>Difficult Land – mountains, valleys, deserts. <...
IMPACT OF THE RAILWAYS <ul><li>Jobs created. </li></ul><ul><li>Growth of related industries. </li></ul><ul><li>Government ...
WAS IT ALL POSITIVE? <ul><li>Indian land taken and destroyed. </li></ul><ul><li>Buffalo hunting – almost gone by 1885. </l...
TASK <ul><li>Produce a brochure persuading people to invest in the railways. Why should they invest? How will it benefit t...
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  1. 1. RAILROADS
  2. 2. AIMS <ul><li>To examine the reasons for the growth of the railroad. </li></ul><ul><li>To look at the problems involved in building the railroad. </li></ul><ul><li>To assess the overall impact of the railroad. </li></ul>
  3. 3. OUTCOME <ul><li>How will I demonstrate my understanding? </li></ul><ul><li>I will produce a brochure and an article on the railroad. </li></ul>
  4. 4. WHY WERE THEY BUILT? <ul><li>To link West & East – Manifest Destiny. </li></ul><ul><li>Law & order. </li></ul><ul><li>Create national unity. </li></ul><ul><li>Trade links with Japan & China. </li></ul>
  5. 5. PACIFIC RAILWAYS ACT, 1862 <ul><li>Set up companies: 1. Union Pacific Railroad Company which started from Omaha. 2. Central Pacific Railroad Company from California. </li></ul><ul><li>They met at Promontory Point, May 1869. </li></ul>
  6. 7. PROBLEMS <ul><li>Money – shareholders had to give money. </li></ul><ul><li>Difficult Land – mountains, valleys, deserts. </li></ul><ul><li>Indians – railroads were changing the Plains so the Indians harassed them. </li></ul><ul><li>Travelling – could be very hard due to weather and the conditions. </li></ul>
  7. 8. IMPACT OF THE RAILWAYS <ul><li>Jobs created. </li></ul><ul><li>Growth of related industries. </li></ul><ul><li>Government officials could travel easily. </li></ul><ul><li>Western states developed more quickly. </li></ul><ul><li>New markets opened - cattle ranching. </li></ul><ul><li>Trade with the Pacific. </li></ul><ul><li>Thousand more settlers moved west. </li></ul>
  8. 9. WAS IT ALL POSITIVE? <ul><li>Indian land taken and destroyed. </li></ul><ul><li>Buffalo hunting – almost gone by 1885. </li></ul><ul><li>Decline of other transport industries. </li></ul>
  9. 10. TASK <ul><li>Produce a brochure persuading people to invest in the railways. Why should they invest? How will it benefit the country? </li></ul><ul><li>Write a follow up article saying how the railway has changed life in America. Is all the change for the better? </li></ul>
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