Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Sophs- Transcontinental Railroad
Post Civil War America (1865-1900) was on the brink of many changes. Perhaps the biggest role in changing America at this time was the rise of technology and new innovations. Industry will boom, people will migrate, and the economy will be forever influenced. One particular advancement, the transcontinental railroad, linked east to west and opened up numerous opportunities and
Read this article about the transcontinental railroad and answer the following questions.
1. What were the names of the 2 companies that built the railroad? In which directions did they build? What was the time of completion?
2. Who were the workers on the railroad? Be specific?
3. What was the viewpoint about the Plains Indians?
4. Identify 3 effects of the transcontinental railroad on American life.