The Big Four
The Big Four was a group of four American merchants—Leland Stanford, Mark Hopkins, Collis P. Huntington, and Charles Crocker—who created the Central Pacific Railroad company. The Big Four founded the Central Pacific in 1861 and were responsible for building part of the first American transcontinental line. They invested some of their own money in the project but obtained most of the capital from public sources. Stanford represented the company in the West and Huntington in the East. Construction of the rail began in Sacramento, California, in 1863. The Central Pacific met the Union Pacific at Promontory, Utah, in May 1869. After completion of the transcontinental line, the Big Four organized the Southern Pacific Railroad system, which reached south to Arizona in 1877. It was eventually connected with other railroads to serve fifteen states in the West.https://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/
This will be the final 8th grade interactive personal notebook of the 2016-2017 school year.
If you would like to recommend a title please add a title in the comments. Please use your real name and put a title in. Again follow the social contract. Also if others vote for the title that is fine. I thought "The Last Notebook". If you want a different notebook name send a name to the class. Again remember all year you could choose any name that linked to the chapter ideas. We will pull ideas from the Chapter 16-19 for this notebook. Chapter 20 has ideas that we have been working on everyday when we what CNN Student news is reporting and we link to our class standards and current events. Below I would like you to try and add information from these blogs. Further in Chapter 17 there are two timelines that need to be added to the notebook. Also there are two handouts on Presidents. One has 9 the other has all the Presidents. Please place dates of their Presidential terms just above or below each picture. These handouts should be inputs and annotated. Best wishes.