Westward Expansion: America's Push to the Pacific: The Railroad, the Telegraph, and Other Technologies, 1st Edition

  • Xina M. Uhl
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  • ISBN-10: 168048771X
  • ISBN-13: 9781680487718
  • DDC: 609.7323
  • Grade Level Range: 5th Grade - 9th Grade
  • 48 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released February 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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From 1800 to 1900 the territory of the United States expanded fourfold, and the population skyrocketed from about five million to seventy-five million plus. Two key innovations in technology helped this rapid development take place: steam and electricity. This easy-to-read guide traces the rail system's impact on shipping, travel, and the taming of the western frontier. Also covered are unprecedented advances in communication and other technology, such as new steel processes and improved farming tools. These changes not only ushered forth a new era of American progress but also formed the foundation of the modern world.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Coming of the Railroad.
2: Building Tracks and Businesses.
3: The Talking Wire.
4: Farms and Steel.
For Further Reading.