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Railroad Expansion

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Building and the Influence of Railroads
From hippocampus.org, produced by University of California
This video is accompanied by text. "The mining industry facilitated expansion of the railroad industry by creating a need for quick and easy transport between mining and production sites. Entrepreneurs responded with the first transcontinental railro... [more]
December 28, 2009 at 05:58 PM
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Ages: 9 - 18
Transcontinental Railroad (3:27)
From history.com, produced by History Channel
This video provides an overview of the importance of the railroad as well as how it was financed and the workers who built it. An excellent video as it provides insights into the struggle and the effect on the American people.
June 25, 2011 at 01:01 AM
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Ages: 15 - 18
Seven Wonders of the Industrial World-Transcontinental Railroad-Part 1 of 5
From YouTube, produced by BBC
By the middle of the 19th century, the benefits brought by the host of advances of the industrial age were gradually beginning to reach America, which soon destroyed the native Americans. President Lincoln asks that a railroad be built across America... [more]
December 9, 2010 at 12:15 AM
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Ages: 10 - 18
The Transcontinental Railroad- Workers Welfare
From answers.com, produced by KVIE
This is a 2:33 video that explains the causes of the various worker strikes and how the owners of the railroads used force and violence to end the strike. These strikes were the first national strikes and show the importance of the union movement on ... [more]
June 24, 2011 at 12:37 PM
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Ages: 12 - 18
Learn about The American Railroads
From 5min, produced by 5min.com
The production of new railroads unified a country and could link the east and the west. Railroads made travel and trade easier and spurred the beginning of the Industrial Revolution in America. In this video clip, learn more about the history of the ... [more]
March 27, 2012 at 11:41 PM
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Transcontinental Railroad Overview
From YouTube, produced by BYU Idaho YouTube Podcast Channel
This 2 minute video provides a brief overview of the transcontinental railroad. It explains why and how it was built.
November 25, 2009 at 10:24 AM
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The Beginning of the Transcontinental Railroad in America
From history.com, produced by History Channel
The transcontinental railroad transformed America into one nation. Commentators give basic facts about the importance of the railroad to America (Running Time 3:27).
October 31, 2010 at 02:20 PM
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