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Unformatted text preview: Also, the mail was able to be transported to the western cities. These changes were very significant to the growth of the United States. The railroads made the transport of the natural resources across the country much easier. Therefore the economic growth was significant. It also made it easier for people to settle in areas that were not easily accessible before the railroads. It also improved communication between the eastern and western United States. The railroads were a significant part of the growth of the United States in the 1800’s. It improved life for the people that settled in the west. It also improved transportation of the natural resources that were needed to run the big factories that were being built in the east. Without the railroads, there would probably be no thriving civilizations in the west....
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- Spring '11
- Rail transport