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What was the main purpose of the Transcontinental Railroad?
To make China more powerful.
To help with transportation, communication, and to connect the nation.
To make Native Americans move off their land.
To give immigrants a job, to feel important, and needed in America.
In what town did the Central Pacific Railroad start?
New York City, New York
In what town did the Union Pacific Railroad begin?
Des Moines, Iowa
In what town did both parts of the railroad met?
Which innovation (invention) was used to send news that the Transcontinental Railroad was DONE?
What caused Native Americans to attack the railroad and its workers?
The railroad was built in the middle of their land and was destroying it.
The workers started fighting with them.
The railroad kept them from migrating.
Native Americans didn't like trains.
What two obstacles did the Union Pacific Railroad company face as they worked to the west?
finding workers and had tornadoes
blizzards and dynamite
finding workers and being attacked by Native Americans
high mountains and hiring Chinese workers
Which president was in office that allowed the Transcontinental Railroad to be built?
The Central Pacific and the Union Pacific companies hired workers from _________ and _________ to build their railroads.
Japan and Germany
China and Ireland
China and Germany
Ireland and Japan
The railroad companies hired workers from other countries because _______________________.
they didn't have enough money.
many Americans were still fighting in the Civil War.
the immigrants wanted something fun to do.
they could make the tools needed for the job.
What are Boom Towns?
Towns that popped up along the railroads.
Towns that exploded.
Towns where people moved away from because there weren't any jobs left.
Towns with a lot of gold.
Which animals were greatly affected by the Transcontinental Railroad being built?
What was a challenge the Central Pacific workers faced while building the Transcontinental Railroad?
How did people travel before the Transcontinental Railroad was built?
bikes and scooters
boats and planes
horses and cars
boats and wagons
What does transcontinental mean?
to travel across a continent
to travel from one continent to another continent
to travel north and south
to travel to transport goods