Bundle of 2 - Western Expansion in the U. S. - Expanding Communication

Bundle of 2 - Western Expansion in the U. S. - Expanding Communication
Bundle of 2 - Western Expansion in the U. S. - Expanding Communication
Bundle of 2 - Western Expansion in the U. S. - Expanding Communication
Bundle of 2 - Western Expansion in the U. S. - Expanding Communication
Bundle of 2 - Western Expansion in the U. S. - Expanding Communication
Bundle of 2 - Western Expansion in the U. S. - Expanding Communication
Bundle of 2 - Western Expansion in the U. S. - Expanding Communication
Bundle of 2 - Western Expansion in the U. S. - Expanding Communication
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This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on Western Expansion in the United States – Expanding Communication. The total number of slides is 46. Each power point presentation is highly editable, so you can change them or reorder the slides to fit your individual needs.

Power point presentation #1 is entitled Western Expansion in the United States - The Pony Express and contains 28 slides.

Plans for the Pony Express were spurred by the threat of the Civil War and the need for faster communication with the West. The Pony Express consisted of relays of men riding horses carrying saddlebags of mail across a 2000-mile trail.

The service opened officially on April 3, 1860, when riders left simultaneously from St. Joseph, MO, and Sacramento, CA. The first westbound trip was made in 9 days and 23 hours and the eastbound journey in 11 days and 12 hours. The pony riders covered 250 miles in a 24-hour day.

Eventually, the Pony Express had more than 100 stations, 80 riders, and between 400 and 500 horses. The express route was extremely hazardous, but only one mail delivery was ever lost. The service lasted only 19 months until October 24, 1861, when the completion of the Pacific Telegraph line ended the need for its existence.

Although CA relied upon news from the Pony Express during the early days of the Civil War, the horse line was never a financial success, leading its founders to bankruptcy. The romantic drama surrounding the Pony Express has made it a part of the legend of the American West.

The slide presentation covers the following:

Background (2)
Pony Express Map
Inception & Founding
Beginning Service
The Rider’s Oath
The Mochila
Rider’s Supplies
Station Operation
The First Westbound Trip
The First Rider
The First Eastbound Trip
Pony Express Mail
Surviving Mail
1860 Election Delivery
Paiute Wars
Recruiting Riders
List of Riders
William “Buffalo Bill” Cody
Robert “Pony Bob” Halsam (2)
Jack Keetley
Billy Tate
Nearing the End
Transcontinental Telegraph
End of Presentation

Power point presentation #2 is entitled Western Expansion in the United States – Building The Trans Continental Railroad and contains 18 slides.

America’s first steam locomotive made its debut in 1830, and over the next two decades railroad tracks linked many cities on the East Coast. By 1850, some 9,000 miles of track had been laid east of the Missouri River. During that same period, the first settlers began to move westward across the country; especially after the discovery of gold in CA in 1849.

The overland journey was risky and difficult, and many westward migrants instead chose to travel by sea, taking the six-month route around Cape Horn at the tip of South America, or risking yellow fever and other diseases by crossing the Isthmus of Panama and traveling via ship to San Francisco.

In 1862, the Pacific Railroad Act chartered the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific Railroad Companies, and tasked them with building a transcontinental railroad that would link the United States from east to west. Over the next 7 years, the two companies would build toward each other from Sacramento, CA on the one side and Omaha, NB on the other, struggling against great risks before they met at Promontory, UT, on May 10, 1869.

The slide presentation covers the following:

Pacific Railroad Act of 1862
Transcontinental Railroad Map
Westward Movement
Plans Are Presented
Central Pacific Railroad
Two Competing Companies
Investors
Construction Begins
Credit Mobilier Scandal
Dangers & Difficulties
Chinese Laborers
Working Conditions
Home Stretch
Completion
Immediate Success
End of Presentation

This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store on ….Western Expansion in the United States.
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