The Transcontinental Railroad and Westward Expansi

onThe Transcontinental Railroad and Westward Expansion Thesis: The transcontinental railroad greatly increased Westward expansion in the United States of America during the latter half of the nineteenth century. The history of the United States has been influenced by England in many ways. In the second half of the 1800’s, the railroad, which was invented in […]

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Hudson River Valley Railroads

The mode of rail transportation in the Hudson River has been operating for more than a century now. In the aspect of clearly identifying the influence of these transport facilities to the development of the area, it would be a good thing to know the historical background of its implementation. One particular segment that can […]

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History of Railroads

The invention of railroads can be dated back as early as the 1550’s, wherein Germany used it to move greater loads with ease. They used wooden rails in the construction of this primitive counterpart of the iron railroads we have now. They discovered that it is easier to move horse-drawn carts over these wooden rails […]

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Railroad systems have come far from the horse

Railroad systems have come a long way from the horse-powered trams running on wooden rails called Wagon ways, to the modern rails running on air cushions created by an electromagnetic reaction between the rail and the train. Colonel John Stephens known as the ‘father of American railroad systems’ was the first to prove the practicality […]

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American Pageant

1. In what ways did the railroad construction between 1865 and1890 transform American society and the American economy? 2. In what ways did American industrialists consolidate their businesses and eliminate competition? How was this business consolidation perceived by the public? 3. In what ways did the American government promote the growth of the American economy […]

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American industrial growth in the late 19th century

As the time had been passing by after the Civil War, America had realized that its society must move forward in development, otherwise it would stuck in agriculture and degrade to a primordial state.

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