Essays Tagged: "Union Pacific Railroad"

How Did The Transcontinental Railroad Affect Western Expansion In The United States?

Ohio River. After the Civil War, the paceof railroad building increased. The Pacific railroads, the UnionPacific building from Omaha, Nebraska, and the Central Pacificbuilding from Sacramento, Califor ... naline of competition. There were two railroadcompanies building the transcontinental railroad, the UnionPacific from the East, and the Central Pacific from the West.The two companies struggled to bea ...

(10 pages) 449 0 5.0 Jan/1995

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Railroad Monopolies; this essay covers the railroad monopolies and how they were dealt with.

very apparent. (Small)Soon after the war, the first transcontinental railroad was constructed. The Union Pacific Railroad company started building from the east, while the Central Pacific began from ... died out. (Small)The other big railroad companies that were not destroyed by the partnership of the Union Pacific Railroad and the Central Pacific started to form their own partnerships. They also cre ...

(6 pages) 78 0 5.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Transcontinental Railroad Important Dates. It is written like a timeline.

mountains in California, and then to continue the railroad across the United States.The reason the Union Pacific hadn't started was because it didn't have enough money, it was broke. During the winte ... 3, Judah died at thirty-seven from yellow fever he had caught while crossing the Panama.In 1863 the Union Pacific RR began construction from Omaha, Nebr., while the Central Pacific broke ground at Sac ...

(2 pages) 46 1 4.6 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Transcontinental Railroad Timeline

act authorized the building of the transcontinental railroad. This provided that the two companies, Union Pacific and Central Pacific, would be in charge of building this railroad. It also provided pr ... to invest.1863*January 8: Central Pacific holds ground breaking ceremony in Sacramento*December 2: Union Pacific holds groundbreaking ceremonies in Council Bluffs, and in Omaha, Nebraska.*Theodore D. ...

(3 pages) 44 2 2.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

State Report on Nevada

On October 31, 1864, Nevada became the 36th state of the Union with Carson City as its capital. Nevada today is famously known for its huge hotels with casin ... today is famously known for its huge hotels with casinos and tourism. Nevada couldn't get into the Union any sooner because the population wasn't enough, but President Lincoln knew that the war funds ... vada was still a huge mining ground for silver, copper, and gold. In 1867 the first Virginia Miners Union was formed. July 26 the construction of the Central Pacific Railroad started and on December 1 ...

(7 pages) 67 0 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Transcontinental Railroad Essay

signed a bill giving Judah the right to build a railroad from Sacramento eastward and chartered The Union Pacific to build from the Missouri River westward. About $100,000 was allocated per mile of tr ... ve years of construction, the Central Pacific had laid more than a hundred miles of track while the Union Pacific had laid five times the amount of that, yet the hardest obstacle was now behind the Ce ...

(4 pages) 31 0 0.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Assess the validity of the following statement: The American Government was successful in protecting the public from the elimination of competition during the gilded age.

er scandal, the government actually financed a crooked get-rich scheme. Four clever insiders of the Union Pacific Railway arranged for a contract with Congress to build a railroad, then started the Cr ... their work would not live to see the end of the freewheeling capitalist era, the protests of labor unions and of everyday consumers who were impacted by such reprehensible business practices brought ...

(3 pages) 22 0 5.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

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

t movers and shakers in the train industry. The railroads were well represented by executives from Union Pacific Railroad, CSX Railroad, Norfolk Southern Railroad, and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Ra ... railcar leasing companies presented their observations: CIT Rail Resources, TTX Company, and First Union.CSX Transportation's Executive Vice President, Clarence Gooden, was the key note speaker o ...

(5 pages) 78 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Where The Heart Is

at Wal-Mart they were on their way to Bakersfield, California. Willy Jack was going to work for the Union Pacific Railroad Company. While sitting on the bench at Wal-Mart waiting to see if Willy Jack ...

(2 pages) 1182 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Where The Heart Is

at Wal-Mart they were on their way to Bakersfield, California. Willy Jack was going to work for the Union Pacific Railroad Company. While sitting on the bench at Wal-Mart waiting to see if Willy Jack ...

(2 pages) 715 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The Expansion of American Industry: Transcontinental Railroad

In May 10, 1869, the first transcontinental railroad was completed when the rails of the Union Pacific, which reached Omaha, Nebraska and those of the Central Pacific, which reached Sacrame ... e laborers worked faster and more efficiently than those of the White laborers. The laborers of the Union Pacific consisted many of the Irish immigrants and some of the Civil War veterans. However, th ...

(2 pages) 22 0 0.0 Aug/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Populism

en the railroad lines. A farmer in Wyoming, for example, had no choice but to ship his crops on the Union Pacific Railroad, as that was the only rail line in the Wyoming Territory; it was expensive an ... ops to the railroad, but there was no choice. Also, as there were no laws governing railroad rates, Union Pacific could (and did) charge higher and higher fees, knowing that the farmer had no choice b ...

(7 pages) 25 0 4.3 Oct/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Transcontinental Railroad

a significant event in American History. This railroad was the work of two railroad companies, the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific, which built their lines as fast as they could until they met ... he immigrant groups who helped to build this remarkable railroad. Irish immigrants mainly built the Union Pacific and Chinese immigrants mainly built the Central Pacific. Before the transcontinental r ...

(5 pages) 0 0 0.0 May/2012

Subjects: History Term Papers