4.5 American Studies 100 - American Studies 100 Monday,...

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American Studies 100 Monday, April 5, 1999 Announcements: No Discussion Sections This Week Lecture notes: National Expansion: The Machine and the City I. Benchmarks, 1800 - 1850 A. Population: From 1800 - 1850 the U.S. population grew 4 times faster than Europe's, and 6 times faster than the world average. The population doubles every 23 years. Increased population due to immigration, slavery, childbirth, and longer life expectancy. B. Economy/Transprotation 1. Pre - 1815: Transatlantic trade exceeds internal 2. Post - 1815: GNP doubles every 15 years 3. 1850: 9,000 railroad lines; 21,000 in the next ten years; by 1860, U.S. has larger railroad network than the rest of the world combined. C. Cultural Revolution 1. Growth of Mass Media, information mass media a. Telegraphs b. Newspapers II. Civil War to 1900: Rate of Change Escalates A. Population 1. 1860 - 32 million (4 million enslaved) 2. 1900 - 80 million B. Economy: John Jacob Astor leaves 20 million dollars when he dies,
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2008 for the course AM ST 100 taught by Professor Selzer during the Spring '08 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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