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US History #5

Chapter 5 Section 2

TermDefinition
Time Zone - a geographical region in which the same standard time is kept
Land Grant - a grant of land by the federal government
Pacific Railway Act - provided for the construction of a transcontinental railroad by two corporations.
Grenville Dodge - former Union general
Leland Stanford - grocer
Cornelius Vanderbuilt - one of the most successful railroad consolidators
Jay Gould - notoriously corrupt railroad owner
Credit Mobilier - construction company set up by several stockholders of the Union Pacific Railroad
James J. Hill - built and operated the Great Northern Railroad.
Created by: summerharris