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    The transcontinental railroad was a very important build in U.S. history that helped smoothly connect the states together, to give people an easier and safer way to travel and ship goods from place to place. The West had very few lines and had none connecting to the east. So when the California Gold Rush hit and they had no good way of getting out to the West people decided it was about time they get one. Sadly there was one big problem. That problem being the unforgiving terrain the line would inevitably have to go through to connect up with the east line. Luckily thanks to a man by the name of Theodore Judah the railroad engineer had found a path for the Railroad to take, that path being the Bonner Pass. Now the last thing to do was to go…

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    The transcontinental railroad ran through the continent like a steel horse. The railroad was a massive event that happened in American history, and encounter and exchange occurred in this situation. For Chinese immigrants and Native Americans the transcontinental railroad was a series of tragic encounters. However, the transcontinental railroad allowed goods and services to be exchanged across the United States allowing great expansion. U.S. commitment to Manifest Destiny led to construction of…

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    During the westward expansion of the 1860’s and 1890’s geographical maps show that railroad connections played a huge role in growth. During the early 1860’s when railroad connections also known as the “Transcontinental Railroad” were in the beginning stages, states did not develop at a high rate of speed. Amplifying the railroad connections bolster the reach of products fashioned agriculturally both for the production and sale. Increasing railroad connections west of the Mississippi River…

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    Despite the discontent of Native Americans with the occupation of their lands, white Americans were aware that the railroad was the biggest deal of all time. The possibility of transporting goods over long distances, being able to establish business relationships throughout the American territory meant not only the development economic of the nation, if not the pocket thickening of many. In late 1869, exactly on May 6, with the completion of construction of the first transcontinental railroad,…

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    President Abraham Lincoln once said, “A railroad to the Pacific Ocean is imperatively demanded in the interests of the whole country,” (Sandler 13). Change is a necessity of life, but positive change is rare. One of these rare instances was the event that connected the coasts of the United States. The Transcontinental Railroad not only connected America, but changed America. This massive railway revolutionized America by making American life faster paced than ever before. Before any…

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    Coast together with a railroad (Carvantes 4). He saw the great potential of a railroad stretching across America seeing how it could allow people and resources to travel across the country in a safe and reliable form of transportation. His vision would come to be realized with the creation of the Transcontinental Railroad. Construction of the railroad first began in 1863 and was a very long and expensive process costing up to $96 million (Carvantes 4). However, it proved to be well worth the…

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    The transcontinental railroad was a massive achievement for our country; its many accomplishments included expanding settlement, providing valuable jobs, and spurring immigration. Before the railroad was constructed, settlements were mostly established on the east coast. There were, however, a few settlements out west as a result of the California Gold Rush, but there was nothing in between. Traveling the 2,000 miles to California from the eastern region of the United States took five hard and…

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    The Transcontinental Railroad The Transcontinental Railroad was a legendary Civil Engineering feat that created an entirely new way of settlement and trade in the West that had hardly been imagined. The Railroad changed the life of the travelers and settlers in America. A trip from the East Coast to the West Coast that used to take six months then took a mere seven days. Without the intelligence of great men like Theodore Judah and Grenville Dodge, who were Chief Engineers of the Railroad, the…

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    The advantages of the railroad were due to the demand for faster and more convenient transportation. They created more direct routes, greater speed and safety, dependable schedules, year-round service, and more space to travel. They connected many cities together and went about 50 miles an hour, which would take a whole day on horseback or stagecoach. It carried cattle, fruit, and goods it had never previously been carried. The Railroad Empire grew at the end of the Civil War. It expanded from…

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    Railroad development was paramount in shaping westward expansion and urban growth from 1860 to 1890. Conversely, rapid growth of cities in eastern America eventually led to overproduction of railways based on privatized industry and government subsidies. This symbiotic relationship fueled industrialization and rapid economic recovery for a country so desperately in need. In 1860 railroads hardly expanded further west than St. Louis. Many Americans believed the west to be comprised of nothing…

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