Review of American History
by: Brylan Teague
It was the project of two railroad companies: the Union Pacific built from the east, and the Central Pacific built from the west. The two lines met in Promontory Point, Utah on May 10, 1869
Trigger mass migration to Great Plains
Chinese workers chosen to work - cheaper to bring them
Federal gov't paid by giving federal land to the companies for every mile of track laid.
biggest obstructive- Sierra Nevada mountains
Allowed cheap transport of materials and products
- Created many new jobs for people
- It increased England's agricultural and fishing industries
- It made travel much easier
Battle weapon used in war
They needed several men to properly
crew a gun. Each one of these artillerymen
was typically cross-trained so that they
could do other jobs with the loading
and firing of the weapon.
Civil War Cannons were
very valuable and expensive,
1775-The first battle of the American Revolution fought in Lexington and Concord.
1780- State constitution adopted; John Hancock becomes first elected governor.
1785- Daniel Shay led a rebellion by farmers protesting excessive taxes, oppressive governmental systems and unfair laws and treatment of working people.
1796- John Adams, born 1735 in Quincy, elected 2nd president of United States.
massacre in 1770 protesters confronted the British
Tea act- Britain tried to put taxes and laws on tea
The colonies were taxed, but has no voice of gov't
Mistreatment by the British
Boston Massacre, taxes and laws
Colonists became "American", no longer British
New beliefs in the natural rights of people