What did the 1862 Pacific Railway Act do?

What did the 1862 Pacific Railway Act do?

A) Gave land in California to a company that would construct a railroad there

B) Created the Union Pacific railroad

C) Bought land to build a railroad along the Pacific Ocean

D) Provided land for a transcontinental railroad

2.

The Union Pacific and Central Pacific worked together to do what?

A) Create a series of mining companies along the California coast

B) Rebuild the southern railroad lines damaged in the Civil War

C) Build a transcontinental railroad

D) Found a new company called the Great Northern Railroad

3.

What technology helped make railroad operations more cost-effective and lowered shipping costs?

A) telegraph communications

B) air-brake system

C) gas-powered engine

D) light bulb

4.

On May 10, 1869, the final spike was laid in Utah completing the Transcontinental Railroad. How long did it take to complete the Transcontinental Railroad?

A) 10 years

B) 4 years

C) 8 years

D) 5 years

5.

The demand for what resource increased tremendously due to railroad expansion, contributing to the U.S. economy’s growth?

A) Oil

B) Water

C) Wood

D) Coal

6.

How did the Transcontinental Railroad and other rail lines stimulate the American economy?

A) Increased markets for many products

B) Railroads spent huge sums of money on raw materials

C) More workers were needed to run the railroads

D) All of the above

7.

Which man built Grand Central Station in New York City and consolidated several rail companies that made him extremely wealthy?

A) Leland Stanford

B) Andrew Carnegie

C) Cornelius Vanderbilt

D) John Rockefeller

8.

What were the railways responsible for creating to make travel more efficient, reliable, and safer?

A) Luggage

B) Time zones

C) Schedules

D) Traffic lights

9.

How did the Great Northern Railroad differ from other railroad companies of the time?

A) It was built without relying on federal land grants.

B) Its tracks were built to run from north to south through the United States.

C) It shipped only cattle on its rail lines.

D) It was successful for a time, but eventually went bankrupt.

10.

How did the railroad companies and their owners, sometimes referred to as robber barons, make so much money?

A) Selling the land they had received for free from the federal government to people and businesses for development

B) By charging their passengers high fares

C) By hauling tons and tons of coal

D) Selling their leftover and damaged steel tracks

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  • ?????
    Lv 7
    10 years ago
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    1 Provided land for a transcontinental railroad

    2 Build a transcontinental railroad

    3 air-brake system

    4 4 years

    5 Coal

    6 All of the above

    7 Cornelius Vanderbilt

    8 Time zones

    9 It was built without relying on federal land grants

    10 Selling the land they had received for free from the federal government to people and businesses for development

    I am pretty sure on all the answers, but it doesn't hurt to double check them!

  • 4 years ago

    Pacific Railway Act Of 1862

  • ?
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Pacific Railway Acts

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