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The transcontinental railroad

  1. 1. The Transcontinental Railroad<br />BY: Tiondria Mack<br />,r:10,s:36&biw=1366&bih=665<br />
  2. 2. Dreams and Thoughts<br />The Railroad was first thought of in 1836.<br />,r:1,s:0<br />
  3. 3. purpose<br />The purpose of the transcontinental railroad was to connect the east coast and the west coast in the United States. <br />
  4. 4. Life before the white settlers<br />,r:8,s:0<br />Before the Railroad was started, the area was full of Buffalo and the was the home of Native Americans.<br />Native Americans lived a traditional lifestyle.<br />
  5. 5. Gold rush<br /><ul><li>Due to the Gold Rush a lot of people move to California to retrieve the gold.
  6. 6. The Gold Rush brought a lot of economic opportunity to the west coast.</li></li></ul><li>Pacific railway act<br />This act granted a loan to the Transcontinental railroad.<br />$16,000 towards Plains<br />32,000 towards Great Basin<br />48,000 towards mountainous terrain for each mile of track laid.<br />
  7. 7. The Founders of thetranscontinental railroad <br />Leland Stanford<br />Collis Huntington<br />Mark Hopkins<br />Charles Crocker<br />
  8. 8. Leland Stanford<br /><ul><li>At the time Stanford was planning to build a Railroad, he was in political office.
  9. 9. Stanford’s term ended in 1836, and decided to become president of the Central Pacific rather than continue to run as governor again in the state of California. </li></ul><br />
  10. 10. C. P. Huntington<br /><ul><li>C.P Huntington became a symbol for the Southern Pacific.
  11. 11. C.P. Huntington carried railroad number one.
  12. 12. The C.P. Huntington train was named after the third Southern Pacific Company president. </li></ul><br />
  13. 13. Mark Hopkins<br />Hopkins ran the Central Pacific finances.<br />Hopkins was a merchant in California. <br />,_Jr.<br />
  14. 14. Charles Crocker<br />Crocker was a dry foods merchant. <br />Crocker was the supervisor of all the workers.<br /><br />
  15. 15. Advantages <br />The Railroad travels from the Missouri River to the Pacific Coast.<br />Economic growth increase in the West such as, farming, mining, and cattle-raising.<br />,r:1,s:0<br />
  16. 16. Workers<br /><ul><li>Workers would get paid and decide to get drunk and not come to work.
  17. 17. Workers did not accept low wages.
  18. 18. It was hard to attract workers due to difficult labor.</li></ul>,r:1,s:0&biw=1366&bih=665<br />
  19. 19. Chinese immigrants<br />Due to hard labor, Crocker wanted to find workers that were dedicated. <br />Chinese immigrants came to the United States to help create the railroad.<br />Chinese immigrants accepted low wages and were hard workers.<br />
  20. 20. The Day is Finally Here“gold spike”<br /><ul><li>The Railroad was completed on May 10, 1869.
  21. 21. The Union Pacific tracks join the Central Pacific Railroads. </li></ul><br />
  22. 22. the train has took off<br />You could travel from San Francisco to New York.<br />This destination would take only a few days rather than six months.<br />
  23. 23. Europe to north America<br />Europeans started to move in the United States when the Railroad was completed.<br />When Europeans moved into the United States the amount of buffalo started to decrease.<br />Europeans would shoot buffalo for fun.<br />The land were the buffalo lived, later became farmland.<br />
  24. 24. Time zone <br /><ul><li>Due to the Railroad, the four time zones came into play.</li></ul><br />
  25. 25. extras<br />Population growth in the United States boasted due to the Transcontinental Railroad.<br />
  26. 26. Railroad decreasing<br />The railroad was the first fastest way to travel across the United Sates.<br />The transcontinental railroad became less popular when other technology advancement begun such as….<br />Highways<br />Automobiles<br />Airplanes<br />