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The Railroads decisively shaped American development in the late 19th century.Describe the challengesentailed in building the railroads and the solutions devised as well as the impact of the growth of therailroads on society as a while.Obviously, the economic impact was the greatest and most immediate,but do not neglect things like the political implications.The beginning of the railroad construction started vaguely in the 1870s as the republicanspushed for reconstruction. Furthermore, railroads didn’t make much progress due to lack of attention.And the corruption that was involved from the very beginning with 8 railroads pocketing money. So therailroads started off bumpy. During 1880s is where railroads become a top priority while building the“new south”. Railroads benefited tremendously in shipping crops to the market, manufacturing goods allat a cheap price. Businesses that arose was the L&N and southern R&R these were the largest railcompanies. They had as much track as all the south. During this the had the capital to fund the railroadsbut all the profit from the railroads went to paying off debts, railroads became the biggest organization
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