Essays Tagged: "railroad industry"

The 19th Century "Railroad Boom".

The "Railroad Boom"Starting roughly around 1854 and continuing through the 20th century, North America ex ... orth America experienced major changes in transportation. This time could best be described as the "Railroad Boom" due to the enormous amount of time and money spent to unite America's west coast thro ... fic and the Central Pacific could very well be described as the highpoint in this early time of the railroad industry. The Central Pacific, lead by Leland Stanford, began construction on the west coas ...

(2 pages) 67 0 3.5 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Brief Analysis of industrial work, politics, law, and foreign relations from the Civil War to World War I.

er the next few decades as Big Business transformed the labor force. The first Big Business was the railroad industry (R 39). The national railroad system provided transportation for the nations goods ... ad system provided transportation for the nations goods with the completion of the transcontinental railroad. The federal government provided capital and funds to spur railroad growth. This resulted i ...

(7 pages) 128 1 4.2 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

DBQ on Captains of Industry during American Industrial Revolution

cess, a much easier and more efficient way of refining steel, aided in the rapid development of the railroad industry. Also, the adaptation to new time zones helped people all across the world and in ... helped people all across the world and in the railroad industry be more on time for things. So, the railroad industry flourished and readily provided America with transportation. These advances along ...

(3 pages) 36 0 3.7 Mar/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Theodore Roosevelt Essay

cond term, he set out to extend this square deal further. One of his first targets was the powerful railroad industry. The Interstate Commerce Act of 1887, establishing the Interstate Commerce commiss ... regulate the industry, but over the years the courts had sharply limited its influence. The Hepburn Railroad Regulation Act of 1906 sought to restore some regulatory authority to the government by giv ...

(2 pages) 23 0 0.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents

Multi-Modal - The rail-road industry and it's present situation.

e in Portland. Conference attendees are the biggest movers and shakers in the train industry. The railroads were well represented by executives from Union Pacific Railroad, CSX Railroad, Norfolk Sou ... m Union Pacific Railroad, CSX Railroad, Norfolk Southern Railroad, and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad. A handful of regional shippers faced off against the railroads: Longview Fibre, Lafarge, ...

(5 pages) 78 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

President Theodore Roosevelt's Square Deal

r Cleveland. The Interstate Commerce Commission was created as a result of the tensions against the railroad industry. The western farmers were the driving force behind much of the discontent because ... The western farmers were the driving force behind much of the discontent because they believed the railroad abused its power. The price discrimination also angered many, as well as the fact that the ...

(3 pages) 25 0 0.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents

How successful were progressives at reforming the government between 1870 and 1920?

and Drug act, the 17th Amendment, and many others. These acts cut down on corruption involving the railroad industry, created a branch of the Federal government devoted to ensuring the quality of foo ...

(2 pages) 22 2 1.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Late Nineteenth Century Farmers

age of. There were many threats to farmers during the late nineteenth century, the most common were railroads, trusts, monopolies, banks, and a great deal of money problems, but not all of these were ... , and a great deal of money problems, but not all of these were valid. In the belief that banks and railroad companies were threats to their way of life, the farmers were right about having discontent ...

(4 pages) 4077 0 3.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History