But what makes it historic? I remember as a little kid always hoping the train would stop us in the middle of our trip while driving through downtown, and how it amazed me how many carts were attached to it. I have memories of my friends and I wanting to act like rebels and walking out along the tracks. I’ve never been on the train, waiting at the station, or even looked at how much it would cost for one to ride the train. But growing up in Lee’s Summit I think it’s easy for one to
In almost every nation, the development of a railway created a connection throughout the country that was previously unmatched by any other form of transportation. In Canada, this evolution of the railroad was constructed on the backs of tens of thousands of Chinese immigrants. Specifically during the building of the Trans-Canada railway, over 15,000 chinese workers worked tirelessly to lay over 500 kilometers of track from 1881-1885. The dangerous nature of this work incurred the deaths of over 4000 of those workers; those who survived were left with only a meager amount of money as they received half of what their Canadian counterparts were paid. Although this railway came at a high toll, it transformed the face of Canadian transportation
Samuel Brannan became a pioneer, printer and most importantly a merchant which made him become California’s first millionaire. Quickly after Samuel Brannan found out about the discovery of gold that was made, he made a newspaper called The California Star. The newspaper that he created ended quickly because it lost all of the readers to the mines. He later decided to create a newspaper and bring it to the East knowing he could make a lot of money off of it. By August 1848, people from the East were getting newspapers daily about the gold rush, which brought them slowly to Sutter’s Fort.
In one case, his positive description of them even led to the Natives experiencing a great deal of hardship. Because of how hardworking the Natives were Columbus ended up enslaving them to work in gold mines. Many of the Natives forced to work in mines worked until they died of exhaustion. If they didn’t work hard enough their hands would have been cut off. If natives resisted enslavement they would get their
News traveled fast and far, prospectors came from around the world to try their hand in panning gold. Gold mining had reached its peak by 1852. More than $80 million in gold had been pulled from mines (Encyclopedia.com, 2015). Even though the gold rush was not profitable for all who came to California, the gold rush reshaped the demographics of California because people from Asia and other parts of the world traveled to California and the population rose. In 1848, James Marshall discovered gold while constructing a mill for John Sutter (Encyclopedia.com, 2015).
People like foreigners and women were presented with challenges on their journey. In fact, in 1882 the campaign to restrict immigration created the federal Chinese Exclusion Act, which stopped the Chinese from migrating for 10 years. This prevented the Chinese from achieving the American Dream for that time period. Also, the government placed a tax on immigrant mining, charging them $500 a month, in this time (Maranzani). Women also had a difficult time during the Gold Rush.
Due to this, the United States and its government made the atomic bomb in which it planned to unleash on Japan. The war was being so heavily fought and thousands of soldiers died daily, leaving the military always in need of men for the cause. Due to the military’s haste, many men were sent out without proper training. Some of these men were sent out to sea without any knowledge of how to swim. These men were set to fail by their own country in military due to the lack of detail and preciseness put into the training and education of these men for life at sea.
“Construction began on the first track in 1861 in St. Paul and was completed in 1862.” These railroads, however, were expensive and needed many willing workers and finances to keep it going. During the Panic of 1873, many of the railroads that were built or in the process of building, got shut down. The economy was plummeting and the railroad companies could not keep up with the expenses. One Canadian-born,
People from all over the world came in to help make the canal what it is today. The lock that was on the canal was highly engineered as well as the canal itself. While building the canal, they also had to face many obstacles, which slowed them down a little while they were working. Sickness was a big obstacle that they had to face. Over 5,000 lives were lost in the 10 years of
This quote shows the long hours men on whale ships would work causing them to receive inadequate sleep. Whaling was the essence of the men's lives and dangerous because many risked their lives catching the whale as well as damage their health due to lack of sleep. The crew would cut lengthy strips of blubber using cutting spades weighing around a ton each. After
no2 one really won this war because they both retreated at the same time since so many people had died, and all around it was brutal and horrifying and a war we would surely never forget. The North has been known for having a larger amount of soldiers then the south (Confederates). So far this has been the most bloodiest most terrifying battle of all because yesterday was the most Americans that have died in two battles combined. We will always and forever remember this day as the worst day in the history. Although almost a year part these two battles are both equally bad and very devastating to people all around the world and family and friends.