How Did The Transcontinental Railroad Affect Western Expansion In The United States?
Thesis: The transcontinental railroad greatly increased Westward
expansion in the United States of America during the latter half
of the nineteenth century.
The history of the United States has been influenced by
England in many ways. In the second half of the 1800's, the
railroad, which was invented in England, had a major effect on
Western expansion in the United States.
'Railroads were born in England, a country with dense
populations, short distances between cities, and large
financial resources. In America there were different
circumstances, a sparse population in a huge country, l…
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