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Running head: ECONOMIC GROWTH1Uniting the Nation: Economic GrowthNicole L HurdtHST201 – U.S. History IC.S.U. – Global CampusDr. Kelly McMichaelNovember 17, 2018Uniting the Nation: Economic Growth
ECONOMIC GROWTH2Between 1790 and 1860, America experienced tremendous growth in their economy. All stemming from the war with the British Monarchy and need for diversification within their commerce. This helped lead to farmers starting to grow and harvest surplus in order to sell to neighbors and throughout America, allowing other colonists to focus on the growth of industry. This success is attributed to important changes and discoveries with communication, transportation and agricultural production. Changes in TransportationIn order for America to establish such growth in their economy, they needed better ways of transporting goods. Although it started as a big debate on whom was responsible for the costs of these improvements, the federal or state governments, the federal government ended up financing the first interstate roadway from the Atlantic coast, through Ohio and onto the West. This helped to open up markets by making it easier and quicker to transport goods, larger horse drawn carriages were created, and new roads all opened up a successful national market.