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What problems did the transcontinental railroad cause for businesses in California?

brought goods into the state that cost less than goods made in and sold in California. Businesses suffered and closed


what was Suez Canal

canal in Egypt that provided new way to ship Asian goods to the East Coast


what was the Pacific Railroad Act of 1862

gave large areas of land around the tracks to the railroad company who laid the tracks


Who was the Octopus and why

The Big Four because the railroads they laid stretched in so many directions


what is competition

contest among companies to get the most customers or to sell the most products


Why could the Big Four charge alot for a train ticket

because there was no competition


what is a time zone

a region in which all people use the same time


how many time zones are there



where did the Southern Pacific Railroad run through

Stockton to Los Angeles