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Railroads Transform the Nation Objective: Describe the building of the transcontinental railroad.

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1 Railroads Transform the Nation Objective: Describe the building of the transcontinental railroad

2 Central Pacific Where did it start? What direction was it going? Who did they hire to build the railroad? How many miles of track was laid?

3 Union Pacific Where did it start? What direction was it going? Who did they hire to build the railroad? How many miles of track was laid?

4 Summary Why did the federal government want a transcontinental railroad? What geographic feature made building the Central Pacific difficult? What took place when workers connected the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific? Activity: Illustrate the transcontinental railroad


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