Essays Tagged: "railroad system"

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

Railroad Evolution

t we are today. However, there is one development that really stands out among the many and this is railroads. Railroads have played a huge role in the development and expansion of the United States a ... n retrospect, it's difficult to imagine how life would be without the conveniences and amenities of railroads.The first U.S. railroad lines, built in the late 1820's, soon emerged as America's largest ...

(3 pages) 60 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

"Industrial Growth in the United States for 1860-1900"

farms and small towns. The development of factories and urban cities soon changed all of this. The railroad system expanded and eventually turned into a goldmine for commerce in the United States. Ma ... inventions began to pop up and American business leaders recognized them. One of these ideas was a railroad that would run from coast to coast. In 1862, the building of this Transcontinental Railroad ...

(3 pages) 44125 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Early Century Transportation Methods

The various methods of transportation such as canals, steamboats and railroads changed the culture and the political shape of the United States in many various aspects i ... of many more states in America and be an able to get around the United States more easily. Once the railroads were built in the United States around the early part of the 1800s transportation started ... lso for many businesses to get certain products and various materials for what they need. While the railroad system wasn't the only real transportation, many people used a lot of the other newer ways ...

(3 pages) 29 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

"The second Industrial revolution and historic happenings of that time"(Includes the idea of laissez fairieism and the New Deal)

in the second industrial revolution. Carnegie became the "father" of steel, integrating it into our railroad system. Jay Gould had originally dominated the railroad but due to his obvious lack of care ... care for the people he was often hated and criticized for being a businessman and cashing in on the railroads rather than providing transportation. The Americans made Carnegie popular, they were excit ...

(10 pages) 83 0 5.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

19th Century American Expansion

iculture and industrial supplies faster and cheaper, (Bellis, 2007). The manifestation of the large railroad system, better roads, the Erie Canal, and Ohio's canal system all affected the economy as n ... d manufacturers all played central roles in the larger market economy and invested in factories and railroads, (Davidson et al, 2001). Impact ImmigrationThe reason for immigration during the 19th cent ...

(5 pages) 162 0 5.0 Jun/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Pressures Leading To Confederation

wasn't being represented There were problems between upper and lower Canada. They wanted to build a railroad system and confederation could do this. The pressures did not only come from within B.N.A, ...

(1 pages) 4 0 0.0 Apr/2001

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

History Of American Railroads

History of the American Railroad 2/22/01 HOAB Like so much of present day society, the railroad was a product of the industr ... oother than dirt roads so heavier loads could be handled. These ideas were the beginnings of modern railroading. The American railroad revolution contributed greatly to the growth of the United States ... and aided in the construction of a strong yielding economy. Along with the positive aspects of the railroad system, railroading often at times worked against our country's growth.It could be said tha ...

(3 pages) 35 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Civil War

ver, the South lacked a high population, stable economy, an effective use of currency, an expansive railroad system, and a solid purpose for seceding to defeat the North. Although the South's successi ... lamation diminished any chance the South had in winning the civil war. The North's expansive railroad system led to their victory over the South. Railroads were thought of as lifelines during t ...

(6 pages) 35 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Railroads and Society

The advancement of railroads in the nineteenth century projected civilization into "modern" times much the same way as ... subject to unforeseen circumstances. This has been evidenced by the tumultuous love affair between railroads and society. Hence we ask ourselves is there any salvageable aspect of the railroad system ... the railroad system to pass on to present or future generations? In the beginning proponents of the railroads touted its benefits as the 'tie' that binds towns, cities, and countries to bring forth no ...

(8 pages) 55 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

The Essence of a Hero

lle T. Woods: When he put in years of effort to develop the improvements of the electrical overhead railroad system, the benefits to the rest of us is obvious. We have another form a transportation th ...

(1 pages) 32 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Andrew Carnegie and the Rise of Big Business" book review and overview of the life of Andrew Carnegie.

me became a full-time telegrapher. He was later advanced to be the superintendent of Pennsylvania's railroad system. All of these jobs and entrepreneurs support Livesay's conclusion that Carnegie was ...

(3 pages) 36 0 0.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

A biography on the life and influence of mark twain

This career came to an end abruptly however with The Civil War and the installation of the American railroad system [Kaplan 49]. After going out west and working in the frontier, Twain began writing i ...

(5 pages) 29 0 0.0 Jul/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

The Great Railroad Strike of 1877

The Great Railroad Strike of 1877The Great Railroad Strike of 1877 began in the month of July and started off ... in a town called Martinburg which was located in the state of West Virginia. What lead up The Great Railroad Strike of 1877 was a depression that started in September of 1873. The depression had a hol ... t came to little or no success, because at that time the second largest employer in America was the railroad system, the first was agriculture.By the year of 1877, roughly 27 percent of Americas worki ...

(4 pages) 1 0 0.0 Apr/2012

Subjects: History Term Papers