Chapter 24 Lecture Notes - Chapter 24 Lecture Notes ★ Transcontinental Railroad(TCR ○ During the Civil War RR(railroad building increased as huge

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Chapter 24 Lecture Notes Transcontinental Railroad (TCR) During the Civil War RR (railroad) building increased as huge numbers of RR companies competed in the fast growing west. Cornelius Vanderbilt controlled most of the east coast and southern RR through the New York Central Railroad company The West TCR The federal government gave generous land grants and loans to the Union Pacific Railroad and Central Pacific Railroad companies. Leland Stanford ran the Central Pacific Railroad (CPR) and connected the most difficult stretch through the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Promontory Point Utah May 10, 1869 the CPR and the UPR met and completed the TCR. Chinese immigrants built the CPR and Americans built the UPR The Growth of Industries Alexander Graham Bell 1876 invented the telephone By 1880 there were 50 thousand telephones 1900 1.3 billion telephones Telegraph transcontinental cables connected Europe and the United States Western Union controlled 80% of the telegraph lines Steel The Bessemer Process makes producing steel fast and cheap
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