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Railroad 1 Effects of the Railroad Tonia Stoneman HIS/125 Rona Gunter March 16, 2011
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The railroad systems brought a lot of change to the United States. It brought easy travel to the west. There were many changes in the way things were done when the railroads made their way across the United States. There were many important cities that came from the growth of the railways. Chicago and St. Louis were two of the cities that stemmed from the growth of the railroad. Also, San Francisco was also a product of the railway system. There were many social and economic changes brought by the railroads. Many of the natural resources that were being mined across the nation could be transported to the large industry that needed them most. The railroads also made it easier for people to travel west. Also, supplies were transported easier so that the people who lived in the west could benefit from them.
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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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