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Transcontinental Railroad and Assimilation
Updated: 10/1/2020
Transcontinental Railroad and Assimilation
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  • I wish materials reached my city faster...
  • And I wish I could communicate with people across the continent faster!
  • We haven't received raw materials in forever!
  • We're losing money! We need efficiency!
  • HOORAY! The Transcontinental Railroad is finished!
  • Before the Transcontinental Railroad, companies had to wait longer for materials and communication was slow.
  • I can't wait to start a new life here to support my family!
  • Big factories could run out of materials to fuel their factories and could potentially lose money from this lost time.
  • I didn't do anything to deserve this...what do I do?
  • The Transcontinental Railroad stretched from the east coast to the west coast and sped up the transportation of raw materials and communication.
  • I wish I didn't have to give up my identity for the American dream...
  • The people considered "New Immigrants" came to America hoping for a better life and new opportunities.
  • In the west, the Chinese immigrants were seen as a threat to their jobs and were discriminated heavily.
  • This man, like many others, were forced to assimilate to American customs to blend in, and were stripped of their culture to be accepted in society.
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