Rise of Industry and Railroads PowerPoint

Rise of Industry and Railroads PowerPoint
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1 MB|22 Slides and 2 pages of guided notes
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22 slide Power Point lesson accompanied by 2 pages of guided notes. I have also included a mapping activity, helping students locate the three major Railroad routes in the 1870s

This lesson will be great for teaching your students about how the economy began to grow after the Civil War. It discusses the following:

Industrial growth after the Civil War
Gross National Product
Natural resources and the part they played in industry
Petroleum and becoming an oil nation
Population growth that accompanied economic growth
New Inventions (Telephone, Light bulb, and phonograph)
New technologies and their impact on industry. Example refrigeration and how that changed society.
New rise in Entrepreneurs
Push for free trade

Pacific Railway Act
Pacific and Central Railroads
Creation of time zones
Land Grants
Corrupt business men
Credit Mobilier Scandal
James J. Hill and the Great Northern Railroad success story


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22 Slides and 2 pages of guided notes
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Teaching Duration
50 minutes
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