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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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