This is a History Channel documentary series that can be used for U.S. History. My questions simply serve as a guide to ensure that students are paying attention to the information that is being presented. (22 questions and Answer Key Included)
The Transcontinental Railroad doesn’t just change the lives of Americans, it alters the entire ecology of the continent. It’s the railroad that creates a new American icon–the cowboy–who drives cattle thousands of miles to meet the railheads and bring food to the East. In less than a quarter of a century, the heartland is transformed–not by the gun, but by railroad, fence and plough.