Transcontinental Railroad Essay

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  • Transcontinental Railroad Railroads

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    Railroads were a huge step in innovations for the United States. The transcontinental Railroad was Built from 1863 to 1869. Taking over six years, the railroad stretched almost 2,000 miles, connecting the Mississippi rivers to the Pacific Coast in San Francisco. Although the transcontinental railroad was one of the biggest things to happen in the railroad industry, there was many other railroads that caused significance. Through the 1850’s and 1860’s alone over 50,000 miles of railroad were built

  • The Transcontinental Railroad

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    America’s Transcontinental Railroad Since the beginning of recorded history, mankind has been caught in the middle of being frightened by the unknown and having an intense desire to explore and conquer it. The magnetic draws of potential land, wealth, and happiness have been perpetually found in juxtaposition against the possibilities of exotic foes, disease, and ultimate death. The concept of the desire to command the unknown frontier is clearly seen in mid­nineteenth century America, and has been

  • The Impact Of The Transcontinental Railroad

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    “Before the building of the Transcontinental Railroad, it cost nearly $1,000 dollars to travel across the country. After the railroad was completed, the price dropped to $150 dollars.”(History.com Staff). Prior to the railroad the average citizen of America could not afford to travel across the country cheaply. America waited for a means of transportation which would connect them from the Western to Eastern states. The responsibility of creating the railroads were left up to construction companies

  • The Transcontinental Railroad And The Railroad

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    The Transcontinental Railroad Amid the 1800’s, America was experiencing a period of development known as the Industrial Revolution. America was in its first century of being an autonomous and creative nation. One of the greatest commitments to this huge innovative progression was the foundation of the Transcontinental Railroad. The westward expansion designed to be the key to a nation-building project and a change for the United States.[1] The Pacific Railroads cleared the path in which built

  • The Role Of The Transcontinental Railroad In America

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    How did trains and railroads change life in america? The Transcontinental railroad could be well-defined as one of the vast changes in America in the 18th century. The railroad has played significant roles in westward expansion and growth. From the West Coast to the East Coast no longer would people have travel in wagon's nor ships that would take months to reach the other side of the states. They could now travel faster, safer, and cheaper by train (Nelson). In addition, people, people’s belongings

  • Constructing The First Transcontinental Railroad

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    Constructing the first transcontinental railroad in the United States of America was arguably our country's crowning achievement for engineering ingenuity and determination in the 19th century. The railroad was a herculean of a task that required extensive proper prior planning, muscle, blood and tears that has rarely ever been seen before or to this day. In addition to the brains behind the operation and the labor force that drove this project to completion, the railroad companies (Central Pacific

  • Essay On Transcontinental Railroad

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    Railroads have been an important part of America’s history. These railroads had a major role in the settlement of the West. The most important railroad in American history is the transcontinental railroad. The transcontinental railroad impacted western settlement by bringing in immigrants, aiding travel to the frontier, and changing people and the economy. The transcontinental railroad was built by two major companies, the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific. The Central Pacific company worked

  • The American Transcontinental Railroad

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    circulated about a railroad that would spread across the continent from East to West. Republican congresses ruled for the federal funding of railroad construction, however, all actions were halted for a few years on account of a war. Following the American Civil War of 1861-1865, the race to build transcontinental railroad began in 1866. Lincoln approved Pacific Railway Act of 1862, granting two railroad companies the right to build the first American transcontinental railroad, (Clark 432). The

  • The Civil Of Chinese Immigrants On The Transcontinental Railroad

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    labored on the Transcontinental Railroad, a previously unparalleled project to connect the American West Coast with the American

  • Problems Of The Transcontinental Railroad

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    Acheampong Prof. James Garcia US History 102 11/30/2017 Transcontinental Railroad Transcontinental is going across a continent, and transcontinental railroads are the means that are used to go across continents from Eastern to the Western part of United States. The Union Pacific railroad offered railroad transport from New York on the Atlantic Coast, all the way to California, on the Pacific Coast of United States. The project of the railroad terminated in 1869, which was pioneered by two companies

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