The Transcontinental Railroad Act enacted in 1862 over Lincoln’s signature built the trackage system that connected a nation, reducing the travel time between East and West from months to days. The benefits to commerce and industry, civilization and progress were immediately obtained. Government does have a legitimate role in infrastructure development and maintenance.
- Please refer to The Look to Lincoln Disclaimer.
- Link to All Lincoln Guideposts (without readers’ comments).
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