Growth in American Economy Surname 1 Factors that Accounted for the tremendous growth in the American economy between 1790 and 1860 Introduction. The tremendous growth in the US economy between the year 1790 and 1860 can be associated to three primary factors. They include change in communication, changes in agricultural production, and changes in transportation. Introduction of improved communication means aided the economy. In the year 1835, Samuel Morse invented the telegraph and the codes which consisted of dots and dashes to represent each alphabetical order. The invention received funding from the congress where a telegraph line was build from Washington D.C to Baltimore to Maryland (Hindle & Lubar, 1988). Additionally, the development and enlargement of the United States Post Office (USPO) improved information sharing in the field of agriculture and other manufacturing firms hence increases the production. American industrialization between 1790 and 1860 was attributed to the prosperous in agriculture. Farmers supplied agricultural products at low costs to urban and rural dwellers (Peet, 2009). This population also demanded manufacturers were provided by vigorous local and sub
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