Railroad Barons. Cornelius Vanderbilt. Erie War.
Lesson 1 of The Industrial Age & Urban Society Unit (1865-1914): **CAN BE ALTERED!** Railroad Barons
This engaging and visually appealing 33-slide PowerPoint presentation is easy to understand with content illustrated with charts and pictures.
Key words include:
Panic of 1873
Overarching Question for this presentation (Thinking Focus Question):
How did railroad expansion affect the United States economy?
This PowerPoint presentation examines:
- The importance of the railroad and the expansion of tracks across the United States
- How consolidating smaller railroad companies resulted in the rise of wealthy railroad barons.
- How Jay Gould and Cyrus West Field made millions by consolidating railroad companies.
- The fierce railroad battle called the “Erie War”.
- A quick summary of the lives of Cornelius Vanderbilt, James Jerome Hill, and Collis P. Huntington
- How the railroads stimulated the economy
- Improvements in technology made to the railroad and railcar
- What are rebates and pools and how did railroad barons use them to their benefit
- Quick summary of the panic of 1873
- Reflection of how railroads changed America
This PowerPoint presentation and graphic organizer is part of the unit: The Industrial Age & Urban Society. This unit can be downloaded in its entirety saving you substantially what it would cost you to buy each PowerPoint presentation and graphic organizer separately. Each lesson comes with a visually appealing PowerPoint presentation (and pdf version) and three graphic organizer notebook pages – answer key included!
Here are other lessons in this unit you may be interested in:
Lesson 1: Railroad Barons
Lesson 2: Inventions That Shaped the 20th Century
Lesson 3: Monopolies & Sherman Antitrust Act
Lesson 4: Industrial Workers Trade Unions
Lesson 5: Immigration Act of 1917 and Chinese Exclusion Act
Lesson 6: Guided Age and Growth of Cities
UNIT: Industrial Age and Urban Society 1865-1914
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