Ch. 18, 19, 20 - Set 1

  1. A railroad that would span the continent and connect the Atlantic and Pacific coasts
    Transcontinental railroad
  2. Financial aid and grants from the government
  3. "The People's Party", formed as a response to farmers' demands after the Civil War
    Populist Party
  4. Land act that allotted up to 160 acres to settlers at $1.25/acre, settlers had to live on homestead for five years and make improvements/farm the land
    Homestead Act
  5. Land act that was passed by the government that set aside land to build the transcontinental railroad
    Pacific Railway Act
  6. Came to US for gold rush, eventually worked Central Pacific RR, 11000 total, many Chinese worked on blowing up Sierra Nevada Mountains in the West, nearly 1200 died
    Chinese Immigrants (RR)
  7. Location in Utah where the Union Pacific RR and Central Pacific RR met, transcontinental RR was completed May 10 1869
    Promontory Point
  8. Negative term for a wealthy industry leader, robber barons made their money in an allegedly corrupt way, they used their wealth to take control of industries (ex: railroad, steel, oil)
    Robber baron
  9. Founded Standard Oil Company, required large amounts of oil refineries, used "horizontal integration" to dominate the oil industry
    John Rockefeller
  10. Combining competing firms into one corporation
    Horizontal integration
Card Set
Ch. 18, 19, 20 - Set 1
Ch. 18, 19, 20 - Set 1