started in Sacramento, California and another was started in Omaha, Nebraska. The railroad was finished on May 10, 1869. Once done the railroad was used for business but also leisure traveling. Factories - Growth of Industries - The transcontinental railroad gave a rise to industries and more job opportunities. It made traveling easier. People had a way of doing business and partnerships. It also made the cost of moving products less. Gold Coins - Pikes Peak gold rush in 1858. The gold rush attracted
(Boundless. The Progressive Era). It was during this time that Progressivism gained recognition. President Roosevelt wanted to immediately begin Trust Busting, which is the effort focused on breaking up monopolies that controlled a specific market or industry and terminated any chance for strong economic competition. One of the most memorable cases of trust busting took place in 1904 which was about the Northern Securities Company having control over other companies (Boundless. “The Progressive Era).
journalist Upton Sinclair wrote the story The Jungle. The book told of the harsh and disgusting conditions of the meat packing conditions back then. In an excerpt Sinclair writes, it says, “There were the wool-pluckers, whose hands went to pieces, even sooner than the hands of the pickle men; ... then the pluckers had to pull out this wool with their bare hands, till the acid had eaten their fingers off. There were those who made the tins for the canned meat; and their hands, too, were a maze of cuts