New American Industries 1

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Which invention was most important in revolutionizing the meat industry?

the refrigerator car

How did the railroads affect the relationship between eastern cities and the Great Plains?

Railroads brought crops and grain to cities in the East and settlers to farms in the Great Plains.

The US government gave land to the railroads to help them expand. What impact did these land grants have on industries in the West?

The grants allowed industries in the West to grow because they encouraged settlement and new industrial opportunities.

According to this graphic, what was the role of midwestern cities in the meatpacking industry?

They processed meat to be sold in eastern cities.

What was a result of time standardization?

Trains from different rail lines could use each other’s tracks.

Which natural resource became more available to the American public as a result of railroad expansion?


In the late 1800s, the growth of the railroad system led to Midwestern cities such as Minneapolis and Cleveland becoming

industrial centers

How did the growth of the rail networks affect the meatpacking industry?

The meatpacking industry grew because railroads were used to deliver large quantities of meat to processing plants in major cities.

The expansion of the rail networks led to

a growth in the steel industry.

In the mid- to late 1800s, the US government granted land to railroad companies to expand their networks. What is another way that railroad companies used the land?

They sold some of the land to farmers and ranchers.

During the Second Industrial Revolution, which building material became one of the most important in the world?


The Second Industrial Revolution in the United States lasted from the

end of the civil war to 1900

The Transcontinental Railroad was completed in


Which industry benefited most from the Bessemer process?


The main reason people moved to cities during the Gilded Age was

to get jobs in factories and corporate headquarters.

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