Gadsden Purchase Map Activity / Southern and Northern Transcontinental Rails

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5th - 12th, Homeschool
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Students will come to understand the reasons behind the Gadsden Purchase in building the soon-to-be moot southern transcontinental railroad from El Paso to San Diego. Students will examine the effects of the Kansas-Nebraska Act on the Purchase, as well as the building of the Transcontinental Railroad from Omaha to Sacramento, as well as the Golden Spike Event at Promontory Point.

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