This is a 19 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on Industrialization & Urbanization -Farmers Protests and Populism. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
After the Civil War, the western US experienced a population explosion aided by two factors: The rise of the railroad industry and the Homestead Act of 1862.Federal and state governments had long encouraged the growth of railroads.
When Congress authorized building the transcontinental railroad in 1862, it agreed to loan hundreds of millions of dollars to two corporations to construct it. Congress also gave the railroad companies millions of acres of Western land, which the railroads sold to farmers to repay their loans.
The presentation covers the following:
Homestead Act of 1862
Railroad’s Westward Expansion
Land Ownership Opportunity
The Economy Prospers
The Railroad’s Become Powerful
Technological Advances (2)
Financial Depression of 1873
Interstate Commerce Act
The People’s Party, The Populists
Populist Slate of Reforms
Election of 1896
End of Presentation
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