Obsticales While Traveling
Out west people traviling had to deal with some obsticales. Like rivers, Mountians, etc. They would slow down travelers and some would die! Things like mountians would change with climate. Usally they are rocky and hard to go around. In the winter they would be snowy and slow travelers down even more. Things such as rivers would slow wagons and horses down with water. Some horses and travelers would drown while trying to cross rivers. That is why obsticales imapacted travelers.
The transcontinental railroad was good for the U.S. but bad for the native americans. The people could bring agricultural things like crops so farmers were happy about that. Also a lot more people could travel faster. But some poor whites could still not afford the train even though it wasn't a lot of money. The native americans were forced off there land, they lost there way of life, and the transcontinental railroad killed the bison and the bison trampled the ralroad tracks. So the railroad was good for U.S. but bad for native americans.
The Transcontinental Railroad