11 - 9/5/11 Standard Time Zones illustrate Business...

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9/5/11 Standard Time Zones illustrate Business Importance, Gov’t Impotence o 1883, RR Time Convention to fix time zone problem o Initially intended to be used on just the railroads Civil War Role in RR Expansion and Business Climate o RR Land Grants, Other Subsidies Pacific Railroad Act of 1862 130 million acres given to railroads Democrats were unhappy with this “giveaway” to businesses o Tariff Protection, Banking Gives American businesses a leg up on Foreign Competitors o Homestead Act, 1862 Vetoed by Democratic President Buchannan 160 Acres to a settler who lived on the land for 5 years and built a settlement, $15 Over 1 million acres given in the first year 80 million acres by 1900 Railroad subside had first pick of the land ^ o Morill Act, 1862 Vetoed in 1859 Using public domain to subsidize agricultural colleges o National Banking Act of 1863 and 1865 Establish Uniform Currency o 14 th Amendment Made it difficult to regulate corporations
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course HIST 106 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '08 term at Texas A&M.

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