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Reconstruction Era

Pacific Railway Act The Pacific Railroad Acts were a series of acts of Congress that promoted the construction of a "transcontinental railroad" in the United States . SIgned into law by Lincoln in 1863
Central Pacific Work began in 1863, outside of Sacramento California, 10,000 men made up this work force. Building the railroads to meet the other work force of builders half way.
What happens when the people building the railway got to the Sierra Nevada Mountains? They used Nitrogen to blow them up
WHat caused the Chinese immigrants working on the railroad to go on strike? For the dangerous hard work they were doing, they weren't getting paid enough.
10 Mile Day Each railway work team was having a competition of who could get more done faster. The central pacific had an amazing record of 10 miles in one day.
promontory point the site of the dramatic completion, on 10 May 1869, of the first transcontinental railroad, which linked the Union Pacific on the east and the Central Pacific on the west
Monopoly one company that dominates the industry
Robber Barons a person who has become rich through ruthless and unscrupulous business practices (originally with reference to prominent US businessmen in the late 19th century).
Andrew Carnegie Scottish immigrant.Carnegie led the expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century and is often identified as one of the richest people in history
Created by: amolenda