Group 6-California Resident

Task:
You need to find out the impact of the construction of the railroad on the life in California.

Here are some questions to help you:
1. Why did the Californian felt cut off the rest of the country?

2. In 1861, how long would it take for a letter, a package, or a newspaper to arrive in California from the East Coast?
http://www.californiahistory.net/rr_frame_early.htm

3. What kind of transportation was used?
http://www.americanwest.com/trails/pages/ponyexp1.htm

4. Did the telegraph change the feelings of the Californians?
http://www.californiahistory.net/rr_frame_early.htm

5. Why were many goods so expensive in California?

6. What was the impact of the Civil War on California?
http://www.sfmuseum.net/hist5/civwar.html

7. After the construction of the railroad, what was the delay to receive news from the East Coast?

Illustrations:
You need to find pictures illustrating your answers.