Workers building the Transcontinental Railroad in places far from towns and cities lived in camps when they were not working. On average, these laborers (typically Irish and Chinese immigrants) worked 12 hours per day, 6 days per week. In the camps, workers ate, drank, gathered around the campfire, gambled, and smoked opium. It was a difficult life and a dangerous one. Winters were harsh, and a particularly bad snow storm could lead to the deaths of an entire camp full of laborers -- only to be found when the snow melted in the spring.
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At the time we were building the Transcontinental Railroad, most of the workmen were Chinese on the team coming from Sacramento heading east. The team building westbound were mostly Irish, Italian and African Americans, but primarily Irish.
The greatest impact of US expansion to the West was not a new invention. What was new was a vast network of railway extensions including the 1869 completion of the Transcontinental Railway. The US railway network allowed for faster and safer travel to the West. Settlers wishing to take advantage of the Federal Government's land policies gave citizens a chance to start a new life in the West. Travel now was not limited to wagon trains which were slow and dangerous adventures.
The directors were Hon. Leland Standford (He also was the president in the building opperation) C.P. Huntington (Vice president) E.B. Crocker (Atty) Mark Hopkins (Tresr) A.P Stanford E.H Miller Jr. Sectretay Chas Crocker Gen Supt S.S Montague Cheif Engineer
They cost a lot of money and take a great deal of time to build. There really isn't a need for more than the existing transcontinental roads and RR lines.
Temperature, hygiene, hunger
the chinese workers were not allowed to enter the country
The builders of the Transcontinental Railroad ranged in age from the late 10's to their early 40's or 50's
They imported workers from China
The Chinese worked mostly under the Central Pacific railroad company.
They helped because of a food famin and needed more money.
Yes,the Native Americans or American Indians attacked the transcontinental Railroad because since they didn't want the white workers to take over their land AGAIN,they wanted to protect their land and started to attack (rip up the railroad tracks and attack the workers)
they both had a advantage agianst each other
Being eaten by killer penguins,