Railroads

Railroads
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  • The Age of the Railroads
  • This train should get me to my destination in 10 minuets
  • Transcontinental Railroad
  • I'm from the East!
  • I'm from the West!
  • Time Zones
  • Why it's 1:00 pm Eastern 
  • Madam do you happen to know the time?
  • Railroads helped traveling go faster. It also helped to increase trades.
  • George Pullman
  • Finally the city is built!
  • This railroad would be famous for connecting the east coast to the west coast.
  • Credit Mobilizer Scandal
  • Different time zones were created so that trains wouldn't have accidents. The four types are Eastern, Central, Pacific, and Mountain.
  • Interstate Commerce Act
  • Ha Ha! Now us congress men own these railroads
  • George Pullman is famous for putting furniture in train cars. He also built a city for workers to live.
  • The scandal had the railroad company pay 2-3x the amount of money the railroad tracks were and the money would go to congress and they profeted off the extra money. When congress got caught they weren't punished.
  • Ok, I trust you
  • I swear these tracks cost $20
  • This Act allowed the federal government the right to supervise railroad activities. In 1893 a depression struck.
  • No please, we'll have a depression
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