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AMERICAN CIVILIZATION UNITED STATES HISTORY 170 Rhett S. James Marcio Carvalheiro History 170 Chapter 10 October 7, 2008 America’s Economic Revolution 1. National Health   The American population had stood at only 4 million in 1790. By 1  820, it had reached 10 million; and by 1 840, 17 million. One reason  for the growth was improvements in public health; the number and  ferocity of epidemics slowly declined, as did the mortality rate as a  whole. But the population increase was also a result of a high birth rate.  In  1840, white women bore an average of 6.14 children each. 1 2. Melting Pot of Peoples The African- American population increased more slowly than the  white population. After 1808, when the importation of slaves became  illegal, the proportion of blacks to whites in the nation as a whole  steadily declined. The slower increase of the black population was a 
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