eBook Building The Transcontinental Railroad, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1621699439
  • ISBN-13: 9781621699439
  • DDC: 385.0973
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
  • 48 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released December 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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The construction of a transcontinental railroad was one of the United States’ greatest technological achievements. Railroad track had to be laid over 2,000 miles of rugged terrain, including mountains of solid granite. The first spikes were driven in 1863, in the midst of the Civil War. The transcontinental railroad was built in six years almost entirely by hand. Workers drove spikes into mountains, filled the holes with black powder, and blasted through the rock inch by inch. This title will allow students to analyze in detail the structure of a specific paragraph in a text, including the role of particular sentences in developing and refining a key concept.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: Building the Transcontinental Railroad.
2: Railroad Brings Visions of Money and Speed.
3: The Impossible Achieved.
4: Joining the Tracks.
Websites to Visit.
Show What You Know.
Other Backmatter.