Westward Expansion by Isabella Shoup
The Transcontinental Railroad was something alright. The goverment back then was wanting the railroad companies to do something important. They wanted them to put down as much railroad tracks as they could, since the United States were wanting more and more people to seetle in the West. After that, the railroad companies got land. The Railroad companies did some things with land. They owned a lot of acres of land. With all of this land, they sold a lot of it to seetlers for them to pay for all of the tracks that were laid. They also advertised this land in Europe, which then helped more people come to the west. The railroad had an impact to both the United States and the Native Americans. It was positive for the United States because more people could come to west quicker and immigrants from far or near countries wanted to move to the west, all because of the railroad.
It was bad for the Native Americans because the railroad killed most of the bison. They were also forced off of their land that they owned and lost their way of life, also because of the railroad.