History 17b in class notes

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History 17b in class notes, 10/2/06 I. The Trans-Continental Railroad II. American Westward Migrations 1. The Attractions of the West a. Problems and limits in the east b. Economic opportunities in the west 2. Case Study: Settling the Great Plains a. Dodging the Great American Desert b. Attractions of Settlement in the 1870’s c. Struggles and Failures on the Plains Pacific Railroad Bill(1862) Homestead Act (1862) The “Great American Desert” “Rain follows the plow” Transcontinental railroad video Distances too great, price too much for any one company to do on its own Land grants, federal loans 1862- two charters, central pacific start in sac; go east. Union pacific start at Omaha to go west 6400 acres of land for every mile of track they laid Race to lay most track Economic development of the west; nation to expand Railroads key to economic development Land to strenuous to build railroad Little return on a big investment Pacific Railroad Bill-
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course HIST 17b taught by Professor Ettinger during the Fall '07 term at CSU Sacramento.

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