The Pacific Railroad's Expansion During The Oregon Trail

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The railroad was vital in the setting of the west for the American people. The Pacific Railway Act gave the American people a much easier way of travel to the east. This made it more likely for large families to participate in the expansion due to the lack of hardship that many encountered during the Oregon Trail. The Act gave the Union Pacific Railroad the expansion from Nebraska west, while the Central Pacific Railroad moved from California east. Thus, the first railroad was completed when the two companies finally connected in Promontory Point, Utah in spring 1869. Eventually veins of tracks were connected to the original making it possible to reach all corners of the nation. What would’ve taken months now only took about a week. Making
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