The Impact of Railroads on New York State in the 1800s
Students learn how railroads began to overtake the Erie Canal in importance in the mid-1800s, were vital to the Civil War, connected all major cities in New York State, and promoted the growth of other cities and towns by the 1870s.
Publication Date: December 1969
Number of pages: 19 total (cover page - 1; teacher guide - 6; student DBQ - 5; primary source documents - 7)
PDF files available for download:
Teachers Guide and DBQs (182kb)