Global transportation

Global transportation - The advances in transportation in...

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The advances in transportation in the nineteenth century were responsible for the boost American economy more then manufacturing and agriculture. Transportation allowed for people to go to and from work, let people do business farther away, and helped speed communication. Some modes of transportation before inventions like the railroad were by foot, which was not very effective, riding a horse, wagon, or boat going downstream (products were not easily transported by these means). This type of transportation was very costly and it cost more to send products inland than to Europe. The only well organized travel took place over routes on the Great Lakes, along cities on the East Coast, and between America and Europe. From 1800 to the 1850’s America went through the Transportation Revolution. This happened because of turnpikes, steamboats, canals, and railroads. Turnpikes were wide, stump-filled paths through the forest built by private corporations, who used tolls to make a profit. The need for Turnpikes was sparked during
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This note was uploaded on 06/05/2008 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor N/a during the Spring '08 term at Austin Peay.

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