Study Guide, Johnny Cash Riding the Rails

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American Studies Department Rutgers—The State University Study Guide: Johnny Cash—Riding the Rails Directed by Nicholas Webster 1974 1. What happened in the late 1800s in Baltimore that was important in railroad advancement? Why were people initially not impressed with the railroad? Aug 25 th , 1830 Peter Cooper. It lost in a race to a horse because a belt slipped off. 1794 James Watt developed Steam engines. 1815 John Stevens first built steam engine in America in his backyard. 1828 attempted to use a sail. 2. What was “the best friend of Charleston”? How did it break? How was this problem addressed in the future? South Carolina Canal & Railroad. The fire marshal tied down the safety valve and it blew up. The next model had hay and a band in between the engine and passengers. 3. What sort of people did not like the railroads and why? What was Johnny Cash’s opinion on that? Canal men and wagoners. He knew that the railroad took jobs from the others, but that the railroad also created many jobs. 4. Railroads came to play a big part in the Civil War.
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This note was uploaded on 02/29/2012 for the course 050 366 taught by Professor Angusgillespie during the Spring '12 term at Rutgers.

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