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The Transcontinental Railroad and westward expansion

chasing the American frontier

by Tim McNeese

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  • 33 Currently reading

Published by Enslow in Berkeley Heights, NJ .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Pacific railroads -- Juvenile literature

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementTim McNeese.
    SeriesThe American saga
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTF25.P23 M43 2006
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3414058M
    ISBN 100766025721
    LC Control Number2005030209
    OCLC/WorldCa62109989

    Pioneering and westward expansion also fueled the growth of railroads while railroads, in turn, fueled pioneering and expansion. connected the lower Mississippi River with the southern Atlantic seaboard. And, on , laborers completed the transcontinental railroad, linking the continent. Students can use the maps of California. Celebrity status aside, the relative sales of the two books were undoubtedly influenced by the fact that "Empire Express" is twice the length of the Ambrose book. pages on the transcontinental railroad is well past most people's attention span.

    Westward Expansion: Kendra M., Hour 8, Mr. Bohlman: The Transcontinental Railroad. The Transcontinental Railroad ran from the Atlantic to the Pacific coasts of the United States, making North America the first continent to develop such a railroad. It had been a national dream to connect all the states in the whole country with one railroad. The Transcontinental Railroad Outgoing president James K. Polk stirs a new fervor for westward expansion by announcing the discovery of gold in Oregon Territory. As Pullman cars move.

    In the Union Pacific RR began construction from Omaha, Nebr., while the Central Pacific broke ground at Sacramento, Calif. The two lines met at Promontory Summit, Utah, and on , a golden spike joined the two railways, thus completing the first transcontinental railroad. Others followed. This is an actual book, not the "Kindle Edition," which is the only version that shows up in Goodreads. It provides some good information on the building of the transcontinental railroad. For that it is worth reading. However, the book appears to have been cobbled together as fast as the "editors" could do so/5.


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