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Westward Expansion


California Gold Rush Period where thousands of people went west to search for gold
Cattle Drive When cowboys guided huge herds of cattle North to new railroad lines extending across the Great Plains
Pony Express Business that delivered mail from Missouri to California in just ten days.
Telegraph Invention that sent messages along wires using electricity
Samuel B. Morse Developed a way to send telegraph messages
Transcontinental Railroad A railroad across the continent linking the Eastern United States to the Western United States
Union Pacific Began building train tracks west from Omaha, most workers were Irish immigrants
Central Pacific Began building train tracks East from Sacramento, California. Most workers were Chinese immigrants.
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