Chapter 13 Section 1 notes.pdf - Chapter 13 Section 1 Progress and Its Impact on Different Groups In 1836 Edward Bishop Dudley a whig and first governor

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Chapter 13 Section 1 Progress and Its Impact on Different Groups In 1836, Edward Bishop Dudley, a whig and first governor of NorthCarolina to be elected directly by the people when he defeated RichardDobbs Spaight Jr., the Democratic incumbent. During this time NC madegreat progress through the construction of railroads, growth in education,and services for the needy. Some of this money came from the surplus inthe federal treasury. NC received nearly 1.5 million dollars.The “Iron Horse” in North Carolina1827 University of North Carolina president Joseph Caldwellthrough a series of articles pointed out the advantages of railroadsover canals and turnpikes.1828 about 200 farmers met at William Albright’s farm in ChathamCounty. They wanted a railroad to help get their crops to market(lacked money and political support).Same year a short experimental railroad was constructed inFayetteville. It ran from the waterfront docks up a steep hill to awarehouse. These carts on rails were pulled by horses.1833 another experimental railroad was laid in Raleigh. It ran froma quarry to the site of the new capitol building. On Sundayspassengers were taken for pleasure rides.The Wilmington & Weldon RailroadThe citizens of Wilmington felt their future depended on the railroad.By 1833 they raised $400 thousand dollars toward the constructionof a line from Wilmington through Raleigh. The people of Raleighrefused to cooperate and the plans were changed.
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The new route charted in 1836, extended north from Wilmington tothe Roanoke River at Weldon. The Wilmington & Weldon Railroadwas completed on March 7, 1840.
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