The Impacts of the Railroads

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  • Impacts of the Railroads
    • Settlers and Farmers
      • Made travelling west much cheaper and easier
      • Encouraged immigration from Europe
      • Towns grew rapidly along railroad routes
      • Farmers could transport their grain and other crops to sell in the big eastern cities
      • Settlers could buy products from industrial cities
    • National Impacts
      • Connected western and eastern territories - Manifest Destiny
      • Opened up trade with the USA and Asia
    • Plains Indians
      • They moved away from railroad routes
      • Numbers of buffalo declined
      • They attacked railroad surveyors
      • Led the way for the invasion of Plains Indians by White Americans
    • Cattle Industry
      • Enabled growth of the cattle industry


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