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The Rise of Railroads in Texas (CEC)

The Rise of Railroads in Texas L43

In this 43rd lesson on Texas History, you will learn when and how the railroads effected Texas, where the trails were laid and why, and find out how railroad companies developed monopolies and become very wealthy.

Learning Objectives for Lesson 43

  • Learn where railroads affected Texas and how
  • Discover major railroad companies in Texas, and learn how much power they enjoyed
  • Identify how much railroad track was laid in America and Texas by 1900
  • Identify incentives for railroads, peak years for their construction, when Texas first got track
  • Learn transcontential track locations in Texas and how towns were effected by them
  • Learn how railroad companies earned monopolies and how their power was used
  • Discover how railroads effected Texas politics

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