ID1 - the defining steps in the settlement and economic...

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Greg Reynolds History 7B Section 126 ID Week One: Transcontinental Railroad This important development completed a line of transportation for east to west coasts allowing a greater number of people to access the west. Built primarily by Chinese immigrants for low wages in terrible conditions this railroad was an accomplishment for white people built upon the back of Chinese labor. Considered one of
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Unformatted text preview: the defining steps in the settlement and economic development of the west the transcontinental railroad is incredibly to the American west. Following its ceremonial completion in 1869 the railroad gave some semblance to a safe path into the developing region....
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This note was uploaded on 09/07/2009 for the course HISTORY 6b taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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