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  • Union Pacific Railroad Company
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    When America was trying to win its independence over the British in the American Revolution something of even greater significance was happening in England, the Industrial Revolution. Hand tools were being replaced by moving parts. Industry was moving at its greatest speed people had ever seen. Things could be made faster, cheaper, and in greater numbers. By the 1800's in America, nothing like this was even close to happening. In fact, Thomas Jefferson warned of rapid industrial growth during hi...
  • Railroad Tracks From East To West
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    This essay will be discussing briefly about the transcontinental railroad construction during 1865-1900. During the 19th century railroads had become the nation's most important transportation source. The railroad helped the United States to improve its economic system. When air brakes were invented, it transported more travelers and goods than before. People or goods could travel anywhere in the United States without walking or riding a horse which took several days. The United States wanted to...
  • Central Pacific Railroad Co
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    The discovery of gold in California sparked a massive emigration across the continent to the Pacific coast by Americans searching for wealth. This massive migration of people brought Jefferson's dream of a continental American empire to reality, and began to establish the United States as the dominant country in North America. This massive migration also prompted the need to bridge the nation for the purpose of making the trip from one coast to another easier. This resulting need to bridge the n...
  • Two Railroad Companies Building The Transcontinental Railroad
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    The Transcontinental Railroad and Westward Expansion Thesis: The transcontinental railroad greatly increased Westward expansion in the United States of America during the latter half of the nineteenth century. The history of the United States has been influenced by England in many ways. In the second half of the 1800's, the railroad, which was invented in England, had a major effect on Western expansion in the United States. ' Railroads were born in England, a country with dense populations, sho...
  • Chinese And Irish
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    The Influence of Chinese and Irish Laborers on the Transcontinental Railroad The Chinese and Irish laborers answered strongly when asked to help build the Transcontinental Railroad that connected the Pacific and the Atlantic Coasts. During the long process the immigrant workers encountered harsh weather and living and working conditions. Their work produced the Great Iron Trail in an incredibly short time with minimal resources and equipment. Their struggles are often overlooked and their overse...
  • Douglas Calls Resendez
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    CONTENTS: Terror Near the Tracks Manhunt Suspicious Angel Surrender Incarceration Sentenced to Death Bibliography The Author By the Same Author Home Angel Maturino Resendez: The Railroad Killer by Joe GeringerTerror Near the Tracks One of the more romantic elements of American folklore has been the criss-crossing rail system of this country - steel rails carrying Americans to new territories across desert and mountain, through wheat fields and over great rivers. Carl Sandburg has flavored the mi...

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