• Asa Whitney Plan To congress

    Asa Whitney Presented a plan to congress to extend the railroads out west.
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    Transcontinental Railroad

  • Sedlement in of the Oregon boundary

  • Descovery of Gold

  • funds were incressed

    Congress appropriated funds to survey various proposed routes.
  • Kansas Nebraska Act

    Stephen Douglas introduced his Kansas Mebraska Act
  • union pacific RR began construction

  • Golden spike joined the two railroads

  • North Pacific RR

  • The great Northern

    The Great Northern was finished