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Who Built America? -In 1876 10 million people came together in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park for the Centennial Exposition. To celebrate the nation’s achievements, many technological advancements were put on display. -Some saw it as a celebration, others a diversion from the hard and bitter daily realities. These “other” Americans were women, African Americans, American Indians, and workers. -Women’s contributions on display were strictly domestic -African American contributions were nonexistent. -Large American display, but made it appear that Indian culture was a thing of the past. Change and violence on the frontier. -Late 1870’s thousands of African Americans from the south moved out west for a new start. In search of land and wealth. -The railroad made the idea of western expansion a reality. -1869 golden spike was driven in Utah, connecting of Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroads. -between 1862 and 1872 more than 100 million acres was given to railroad companies by the U.S. Gov.
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