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The first transcontinental railroad, built between 1864 and 1869, was the greatest construction project of its era. It involved...
LESSON 1 Objectives
Students willread and understand primary source writings from two key documents that encouraged settlers to go west and that established congressional support of what would eventually become the transcontinental railroad. use a graphic organizer to guide them as they read and analyze the legislative acts. Materials ...