Unformatted text preview: railroads? Do you think the government should be involved in business projects like this? Explain your answer? The federal government gave the companies rights of way of 200 feet on each side of the track and financial aid of $16,000 to $48,000 for each mile of track laid. I think that the government was right in being involved in business projects like that, ones that will unite us as a country and make things better for everyone. 5. What were some of the positive aspects of railroad expansion? What were some of the negative aspects? Some of the positive aspects of railroad expansion were a more united agricultural industry across the United States, cheaper and faster travel opportunity, the formation of four time zones, and the founding of more towns across the Great Plains. However, the major negative aspect was the disappearance of the American frontier....
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- Spring '08
- Transcontinental Railroad, Railroad expansion