The Transcontinental Railroad was a railroad that stretched from the east coast to the west coast. The Transcontinental Railroad had negative and positive affects. The Transcontinental Railroad had a positive affect because many farmers could travel out west faster. Another positive impact was that immigrants from other countries and people who wanted to take agriculture products to market would use the train. The Transcontinental Railroad also had a negative affect because the railroad also killed the bison which was the Native Americans only way of life. The Native Americans were also forced off the land.
The pioneers sufferd from many dangerous obstacles and and some suffered from illness or death. Pioneers faced having to go through rivers and ponds. The river caused many people and horses to drown. The long winters caused many illnesses such as Scarlett Fever. Scarlett Fever caused many side affects such as blindness, death and many other serious illnesses. Mountains were very hard to pass through because of falling rocks. If it snowed in the mountains the pioneers had to be careful not to slip or worse fall of the mountain.
Obstacles while Traveling West
The Steel Plow and Windmil helped save the pioneers lives. The steel plow helped the pioneers break up the hard packed earth. The steel plow helped farmers break up the earth or dirt to farm their crops. The Windmill brought water to the dry surface. The farmers used the windmill for water to water their crops and to drink.
The Inventions that saved The Pioneers