Impact Of The Union Pacific And Central Pacific Railroad On Social Standards

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It was May 10th, 1869. The presidents of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroad lines met at Promontory, Utah to declare the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. Spanning over 9,000 miles of track and built almost entirely by hand in just 6 years, the railroad was like nothing the nation had ever seen before. Not long after the railroad was completed, changes began rippling across the country. Economic, political, and social policies began to shift and transform. Some changes were positive, others were not. The most noticeable change, however, was the impact the railroad had on social standards, because due to the completion of the railroad, people were able to communicate and travel easier, tensions between the Plains Indians

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