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Find out how the transcontinental railroad transformed America into one nation.
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The steam engine revolutionized the world of transportation. Was the invention really inspired by a boiling kettle? Get the real story.
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Beginning in the 19th century, advances in manufacturing revolutionize the American way of life.
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In 1869 the Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads were joined at Promontory, Utah, completing the transcontinental railroad.Go
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