Prepare a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you assess the Central Pacific Railroad’s influence on California growth and development.
Address the following items:
- Identify how the “Big Four” financed the building of the railroad.
- Explain how this influence led to the revision of the California state constitution.
- Describe the negative impact of the “Octopus” for California, as well as the results of corruption in California state offices.
Reference at least three peer-reviewed sources.
Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines.