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The Transcontinental Railroad: Tracks Across…

The Transcontinental Railroad: Tracks Across America (High Interest Books:…

by Jil Fine

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While we may not know what life could have been for the Native Americans, we do know that the transcontinental railroad brought many positive changes for America since the regular train service on the transcontinental road started on May 15, 1869. The American economy grew tremendously as the cost of transporting good fell. It helped the country grow as settlers moved west to build homes and businesses. America became move united overnight.

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They worked hard and did not complain. Strobridge soon hired more Chinese workers. By the time the transcontinental railroad was completed, almost twelve thousand Chinese workers worked for the Central Pacific(See p 22).

Although they were paid less than the white workers, they worked hard without complaining.

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In response, many Native Americans raided the railroad camps, killed men, stole cows, bend the tracks, and did anything else they could to try to stop the railroad from being built.

It's a result of taking land from the Native Americans. ( )
  n.oyaizu | Oct 1, 2009 |
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From gunslingers to gold diggers, this series explores the stories and history of the American West.

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Examines the story of the transcontinental railroad including its planning, construction, completion at Promontory Point, Utah, leaders, and its imprtance in American history.

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