Transcontinental Railroad essays

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They served with back-breaking labor during both cold winters and hot summers. Hundreds died in explosions, landslides, injuries, and diseases. And even though they made significant contributions to the building of the Transcontinental Railroad, these 15,000 to 20,000 Chinese immigrants have largely been forgotten by history. Looking back, historians claim that the Chinese, who had started to arrive in the...
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Prior to the arrival of the Mormon pioneers in Utah the first contact with Europeans were with the Spanish explorers. Father Dominguez led an expedition from Santa Fe NM to try to find a route to Monterrey California. Also, father Escalante explored southern Utah and today a city is named Escalante. The European explorers wanted to trade with the Indians....
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The American Industrial Revolution took place during the nineteenth century. As a result, new inventions were produced including the Steam Engine. The Steam Engine was a revolutionary invention that was capable of mass transportation. Two companies, the Central Pacific Railroad and the Union Pacific Railroad, worked together in order to commence the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad. This caused the...
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During the 19th century, the world began to see an increase in the complex relationships people had with the environment. There were many factors that contributed to the migration of new settlers towards the west such as the Transcontinental Railroad and the Homestead Act, which forced Native Americans to leave their homeland to make room for new settlers. This also...

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