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Unformatted text preview: population-1845 Boston top 4% owned over 65% of wealth-1860 Philadelphia top 1% owned over 50% of the wealth-The gap between the rich and poor was widening Samuel Slater- Father of Factory System The Iron Horse Wins 1830-1830 13 miles of track built by Baltimore and ohio RR-1850 9000 mi. of RR track (1860 31,000) The Railroad Revolution1850s-Immigrant labor built the north RRs-Slave labor built the south RRs Regional Specialization-East Industrial-South Cotton and Slavery-West The Nations Bread basket...
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