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Chapter 14 Section 2 The Age of Railroads
As railroads spread across the country… They gained power and influence. They were given huge land grants by the government. Sold for PROFIT The transcontinental railroad was completed In ,000 miles of railroads By x that. (180,000).
Rail Workers East= Irish and Black West= Chinese Treacherous work In were killed and 20,000 were injured.
Chinese Railroad workers in the West
Irish Railroad workers from the East
The Pullman Company Pullman Factory and Company town Strict rules. No drinking No loitering
Credit Mobilier Scandal Paid 3x the cost of Abusive rail policies. Fixed prices The Grange Demanded government control over the railroad industry. The Granger Laws Munn v. Illinois and the Interstate Commerce Act Gave federal govt and states the right to regulate RRs in order to protect the public interest. By companies owned 2/3 of the nations RRs.