The title of the project is “Transcontinental Railroad “. The information that we have researched about the history topic is that the track for the railroad started to be laid in 1863 in Omaha. The railroad was off to a slow start because of a lack of money and the Civil War was in progress. The building of the railroad did not start to flourish until 1866. Also work on the railroad was continuing until silver was discovered in Nevada in 1865. A lot of the white workers left the railroad to search for silver. As a result of the white workers leaving, Charles started to hire Chinese immigrants to help build the rest of the railroad. When the Chinese started working on the railroad they faced a lot of prejudice comments. The Chinese could not become citizens, vote, own property, be a witness in court and were forced to live in certain parts of town. Most whites felt as though the Chinese were stealing the jobs away from them. The Chinese endured long hours, usually 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The men who worked on the railroad were paid $35.00 a month plus room and board and the Chinese were paid $25.00 a month, but paid for their own supplies. The Transcontinental Railroad revolutionized the way the US would live. Not only did the Transcontinental Railroad revolutionized the way the US live, it also was an historical adventure that linked the East and West Coasts of our nation. The construction of the railroad to the Pacific represented, if not a turning point in the country's history, at least an obvious sign that major changes were in progress. The railroad connects a moment when the West had been a mainly unharmed wilderness to a time of concentrated agriculture and supply removal. Early capitalism becomes industrial capitalism. An age of narrow government opens to one of the federal government that expands into business as both a supporter and a regulator. Quite clearly, the America
Chinese immigration to Canada: A History of Unremittingness
Lingjun Li (LIL1D1203)
February 13, 2013
Instructor: Dale McCartney
Chinese immigration to Canada: A History of Unremittingness
It is a tale of perseverance that the contribution Chinese put lots of effort in for Canada. From 1881 to 1884, over 15,000 Chinese men came to Canada. About 6,500 of these were employed directly by the Canadian Pacific Railways. For all intents and purposes, it should not be ignored that in the process…
country or region.
First Imperialism: Christopher Columbus
Causes of New Imperialism
Increased European demand and competition for resources.
New land = New markets for goods
Political and Military Motives
Overseas Empire = Power and Prestige
Refueling Stations and Trade Routes
Rivalries led nations to seize lands so others couldn’t.
Religious and Humanitarian Motives
Believed duty to bring non-Christians to Christianity
electric light, the generator, then the electric machine
Railroads: Pioneers of Big Business
Railroads owed much to the largess of both federal + states gov’ts that granted railroads lands from the public domain
First transcontinental railroad finished 1869; four more in 70s and 80s with telegraph lines
Transportation and communications worked to create national market that supported mass production and mass marketing
1854, Erie Railroad hired engineer and inventor Daniel McCallum to discover…
Patent No.139,121. This date is now considered the official birthday of "blue jeans."
Modern jeans began to appear in the 1920s, but sales were largely confined to the working people of the western United States, such as cowboys, lumberjacks, and railroad workers. Levi’s jeans apparently were first introduced to the East during the dude ranch craze of the 1930s, when vacationing Easterners returned home with tales (and usually examples) of the hard-wearing pants with rivets. Another boost came in…
3. Great Britain had some of Western Europe’s largest coal deposits, and the Americas also gave Great Britain great economic relief by the export of cotton and sugar.
4. They had to be able to access coal deposits and exploit overseas resources.
5. Cotton became more popular because cotton was lighter, easier to wash, and quicker to dry than wool was.
6. no longer had any work because their products were replaced by the mass production caused by factories
Owners- Began to look…
over this situation to generate strong sentiments for national unification in both countries. The middle classes in Italy and Germany especially supported national unification by strong governments that could end internal tolls, build national railroads, and support new industries.
Camillo Cavour for the Italian state of Sardinia and Otto von Bismarck for the German state of Prussia. Both men skillfully combined strong internal developments of their respective states with opportunistic diplomacy…
long hard road to be built, so he can get there, for he wasn't even born until 1882. With the armed forces being moved out of the south they were sent west to deal with the Indians that were getting in the way of the settlers and the building of the railroad; as a result, another war with the Indians, for example the Sand Creek Massacre where some drunken disorderly military men killed over 200 Indians, mostly the elderly and children were there, at Wounded Knee Creek where 200 Sioux were killed, and…
timber and timber work,
fruits, furnaces, mechanical devices and their spare parts.
According to the Ministry of Commerce(hereinafter referred to as MOFCOM), by the
end of 2006, the accumulated turnover of engineering contracts completed by Chinese
companies in Vietnam had reached US＄ 1.92 billion, and the volume of completed
labor service contracts had reached US＄ 260 million.
According to MOFCOM, China s total non financial foreign direct
investment(FDI), approved by or filed with…
a) transportation – canals, railroads
b) communication – telegraph, telephone
c) industrial technology – factories, use of steel
d) rise of banking and financial institutions
2) growth in number of firms engaged in manufacturing, distribution of goods
3) need for more skilled workers
4) expanding markets for goods
5) growth of cities
a) often too fast, creating over crowdedness
C) Growth of corporations (especially oil, steel, railroad)
1) one form of business organization…
Economic and political system in which a country’s trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state
Came to dominate industrial economies in the 1800’s
linked with industrialization (mining, railroads), urbanization
Concentrated wealth/large inequalities in society
1% vs. the world
Proletariat (working class) exploited by Bourgeoisie (capitalist class) who own the majority of wealth and means of production