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Running head: UNITING THE NATION: ECONOMIC GROWTH1Option #1: Uniting the Nation: Economic GrowthBryan FlemingHST 201 – U.S. History IColorado State University – Global CampusDr. Jahue AndersonFebruary 25, 2018
UNITING THE NATION: ECONOMIC GROWTH2Uniting the Nation: Economic GrowthThe United States underwent tremendous growth at the end of the 18th century and into the 19th century, up till the eve of the civil war in April of 1861. An increase in population, modernization, and industrialization would define this pre-civil war era of growth. There were several driving forces that helped define this period such as population growth, industrial development, and technology. From 1790 to 1820, the population of the United States more than doubled to nearly 10 million people. This increase was not the result of immigration, but of an increased birth rate within the country. By 1860, the number of states would grow from the original 13 to 33. Even