Effects of the Railroad The cities of St. Louis, Buffalo, Brooklyn City, Chicago as well as San Francisco were established as a result of the growth of the railroad system. Social as well as economic changes which occurred as a result from the growth of the railroad and the establishment of new cities to include, flourishing cities and economy; increased demand for steel which had a secondary effect which caused the need for more steel workers, providing increased job opportunities for thousands of people, which in turn further boosted the economy and the economic spending power for consumers. Social and economic changes important to growth in the United States include the evidence that as the economy flourished, Social statuses changed dramatically. For example, the rich became richer, the Middle-Class citizens became richer and the Poor became Middle-Class. Perhaps more importantly, these new economic and social changes made the gap between those individuals in poverty and those of the Middle-class impossible to close. Industrial Workers
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2011 for the course HIS125 9021314933 taught by Professor Doreenpauley during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.