#15 NorthsTransformation - Wednesday,May31,y The Norths...

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Wednesday, May 31, y The North ’s “Great Transformation,” part I I. America’s Industrial Revolution •Population grew to 31 million people by 1850 • industrial revolution began in North ->economic development mainly in N • changed how people thought about themselves • two key components 1)explosion of transportation 2) how social development changed • not everyone embraced industrial revolution enthusiastically -not everyone had reason to cheer its arrival -everyone however, felt its impacts II. Commerce and Transportation A. Early Restrictions s outhern planters had developed an economy on export crops • northerners belonged to small crop farming families that grew only what they would eat • primitive transportation system in N -geography didn't help this -most rivers run N & S but E & S was needed to link the northern cities •few bridges & roads poorly constructed/ maintained •shipping was extremely expensive -from English to Boston =$30 -could only go about 30 miles on land for same amount •cities were pretty isolated -people produced goods for themselves & for very localized markets •small amount of elites -> made money through international trade B. Re-Direction of Merchant Capital
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