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Transcontinental Railroad
Transcontinental Railroad

Transcontinental Railroad Assignments & Activities

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Sample of Assignments & Activities

In this exercise, your students will examine Theodore Judah's 1857 proposal for a transcontinental railroad. In particular, they will examine his financing proposal and consider why eventually public financing became more viable.1. Share t...
American workers came to resent the Chinese labors brought to the United States to work in the railroads. In this exercise your students will examine several sources in order to determine if the American workers had legitimate grievances or if the...