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Running head: ECONOMIC GROWTH IN AMERICA 1Growth in AmericaMegan DellHST201- U.S. History I (GT-HI1)Colorado State University - Global Campus Dr. Jahue AndersonFebruary 17, 2018
ECONOMIC GROWTH IN AMERICA 2IntroductionBefore the Civil War, the American economy and its growth was marked by the industrialrevolution. Between 1790 and 1860, the economic growth was influenced by rise incommunication technology, transportation and agricultural production. Many reformations tookplace between this period which impacted the country in various ways both negatively andpositively (Meyer & Center for American Places, 2003). Although there were great challengesthat influenced economic growth in America, the creation of railroads, invention of the telephoneto massive production of Tobacco and Cotton, aided in America’s economic development. With the start of the railroads, transportation and communication became easier to theAmerican citizens. Railroads exceeded other forms of transportation because of its speed,carrying capacity, and reliability. (Shi & Tindall, 2016) People would move from different placesto start business or to transport raw materials to the industries. Use of trains was very fast and