Growth in America.docx - Running head ECONOMIC GROWTH IN AMERICA Growth in America Megan Dell HST201 U.S History I(GT-HI1 Colorado State University

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Running head: ECONOMIC GROWTH IN AMERICA 1 Growth in America Megan Dell HST201- U.S. History I (GT-HI1) Colorado State University - Global Campus Dr. Jahue Anderson February 17, 2018
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ECONOMIC GROWTH IN AMERICA 2 Introduction Before the Civil War, the American economy and its growth was marked by the industrial revolution. Between 1790 and 1860, the economic growth was influenced by rise in communication technology, transportation and agricultural production. Many reformations took place between this period which impacted the country in various ways both negatively and positively (Meyer & Center for American Places, 2003). Although there were great challenges that influenced economic growth in America, the creation of railroads, invention of the telephone to massive production of Tobacco and Cotton, aided in America’s economic development. With the start of the railroads, transportation and communication became easier to the American citizens. Railroads exceeded other forms of transportation because of its speed, carrying capacity, and reliability. (Shi & Tindall, 2016) People would move from different places to start business or to transport raw materials to the industries. Use of trains was very fast and
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