The Transcontinental Railroad That It Had On People Living Essay

886 Words Oct 21st, 2016 4 Pages
Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about the impact of Transcontinental Railroad that it had on people living in those regions.
Central Idea/Thesis Statement: The Transcontinental Railroad allowed many communities to flourish, it allowed people to travel more easily but it also ended up resettling much of the population.

I. Today if anybody decided to travel they would either do it with a car or plane but once upon time the train was the most reliable option.
II. The transcontinental Railroad was constructed in the mid-19th century in order to connect western and eastern sides of America. Even today the railroad has a huge impact on our society as it connects Metropolitan cities with many suburban areas. One of the example would be Chicago and suburban towns like Skokie and Evanston.
III. I did extensive research on the topic of railroad. This means that I am very credible about this topic.
IV. Every one of us uses a form of transportation. Some of us are getting to campus by cars while others use the train. Thus, this topic should relate to some people.
V. I managed to make effects of rail transportation to put in three main points: the benefits for the population and their communities, negative impact of rail and what the future holds for the rail line.
TRANSITION: To start of I will explain first the positive aspect of the railroad
I. The Railroad has connected the eastern and western side of United States allowing for greater opportunities for…

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