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transcontinental railroad

railroad that crossed the continent of Atlanta to the Pacific

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invest

to buy something in hopes it will be worth more in the future

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Leland Stanford collis p. Huntington mark Hopkins Charles crocker

Men who agreed to invest in the building of the transcontinental railroad. Known as the the big four

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how did people think the transcontinental railroad benefit transportation

improve transportation between the East and West and help pull the country together. thought it would increase trade from Asia to United States

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Theodore Judah

an engineer who planned a railroad route to California by crossing the Sierra Nevada

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when did Juah and the Big Four form the Central Pacific Railroad Company

1861

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what else happened in 1861 besides the creation of the Central Pacific Railroad Company

the civil war broke out in the United States

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what is a civil war

war between groups of people in the same country

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when did Congress pass the Pacific Railroad Act

in 1862

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How did the Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads work together from the Pacific Railroad Act

lay tracks and would meet in between the east and west

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when were the first railroad tracks laid

1863

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what problems did the railroads face

due to the Civil war there was not alot of workers to build the railroad

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how were the Chinese workers treated

they were paid very little. they were the most workers for the Central Pacific. they did the most dangerous jobs

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how did the US speed up the building of the transcontinental railroad

agreed to give each company thousands of acres of land and to lend money to each railroad company based on the amount of track the company laid.

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how long did it take for the railroad to be competed and then was it completed

6 years. MAy 10, 1869

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what was the final spike linking on the 2 transcontinental railroad lines made of

gold.

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how long did it take to travel from coast to coast after the transcontinental railroad was completed

one week

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how much was a ticket train cars

$100 for fancy cars, $40 on hard benches

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who was Yee Fung Cheung

herbalist who came to California to get rich, but opened a herb shop. He used herbs to heal people from illnesses