Transcontinental Railroad

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Transcontinental Railroad By: Stephanie Culp
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Take me out to the Transcontinental Railroad. A railroad built to link the East and the West. Trans: across Continental: land/country
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Take me out to the track The Chinese were good workers. Some Chinese were even brought over from China.
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Buy me some concerns and doubts Some people thought that building a transcontinental railroad would be impossible because they didn’t think that tracks could be laid through the steep Sierra Nevada mountains.
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I don’t care when it gets done 1863-1869 Work on the railroad began early in 1863. It was finally completed in 1869! Yeah!!
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Because, its root, root, root for the Big Four Collis P. Huntington Leland Stanford Charles Crocker Mark Hopkins
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If they don’t break through the barriers it’s a shame Some barriers were… The Sierra Nevada Mountains: The workers had to carve paths, build bridges
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Unformatted text preview: and blast tunnels in order to get through the mountains. Its, one, two, three tracks your out to California http://www.sfmuseum.org/hist1/rail.html If you build it they will come. The railroad connected California to the rest of the United States. Travel to and from California became faster and less expensive. Goods were less expensive because it was cheaper to get them to California. Trade increased in the port cities which helped California grow. Works Cited The Big Four http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Big_Four Pictures of the four main contributors to the railroad. Harcourt Brace Social Studies Text http://hpschool.com Information about the Transcontinental railroad. The Last Rail http://www.sfmuseum.org/hist1/rail.html Information and pictures of the last rail being laid on the Transcontinental railroad....
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course EL ED 365 taught by Professor Brothermercier during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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