The construction of roads, canals, and railways in the 19th century accelerated the rise of the massive United States economy.
3 - 12
Geography, Social Studies, U.S. History
The locomotive revolutionized commercial transportation with a durable, faster, cheaper way to move goods. The Governor Stanford was the first train on the Central Pacific, the first transcontinental line in 1869 when joined with the Union Pacific.
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June 2, 2022
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