The transcontinental railroad was completed in 1869. It linked the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. One historian has said that the transcontinental railroad did more than politics to bind East and West into a single nation. How do you think advances in transportation help bind (or unite) the country together?
American History 2
What is a "bellringer"?
A "bellringer" is an opening activity for our class. It will usually consist of a short writing prompt related to a topic we will cover in class each day.
Read the blog post with today's opening question. Respond to the question with a paragraph of about 5 sentences.