First Transcontinental Railroad_ Powerpoint

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It’s finally happened! Scientists have created a machine that will allow people to transport to other places instantly! Travelers simply step into a box at their departure site and arrive in a box at their destination within seconds! Cities all over the world have purchased these machines, hoping that it will increase travel and tourism in their areas. Where would you travel if this happened? What would be a positive or negative consequence from  this type of technology?
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The First Transcontinental  The First Transcontinental  Railroad  Railroad 
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Why Build a Transcontinental Railroad? Why Build a Transcontinental Railroad? Growth of West Coast West Coast gold and silver Shorter trip to move West Connect East with West for business Solidify the Union Achieve Manifest Destiny
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Getting Started… Getting Started… Choosing a route Congress ordered surveys in 1853 Debates between north and south about route No free-state politicians would approve funds for a  railroad that would spread slavery Northerners won when South seceded Conquering the Sierra Nevada Giant, rocky, snowy obstacle for the engineers Found a route through Donner Pass in 1860
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