What do you think?

Can you list the ways the railroads encouraged development of the Illinois economy from a frontier to urban manufacturing centers? Take a look at Mapsmaps

What impact did railroads have on Chicago?

Why was Alexander Curtis so thrilled to be hired by Pullman and eligible to move into the Pullman neighborhood?

How did Pullman think he could improve living conditions for his workers?

What motivated Alexander Curtis to rent the two-story walk-up for his family?

Do you think Curtis' decision was based on emotion or reason?

Have you ever made a choice based on your emotions--desire, anger, pity, impatience--without thinking about the consequences of your choice? What happened?

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