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Weekly Assignment #6
The building of the transcontinental railroad was one of the greatest enginerring feats and most significant accomplishments for the United States during the 19th century.
Watch the video clips from the series The West (see specific times on video page and answer the following questions:
- How did the United States encourage the construction of the trans-continental railroad?
- What were the specific problems faced by the Central Pacific RR building through the Sierras and how did it overcome these challenges?
- Based on the “One People” clip, what did the completion of the rail line mean to the the United States?
Write at least three full paragraphs.
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