Wednesday, June 01, 2016

North vs. South

From: "Alex Cooke"

Was there a compromise that allowed this to happen because of tensions between north and south?


Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

No. The first transcontinental railroad was able to be built along the chosen route, not because of a compromise, but because the Southern Senators resigned as a result of the Civil War, so that the remaining Senators could pass the Pacific Railroad Act of July 1, 1862.

6/01/2016 6:34 PM  

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