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Unformatted text preview: ments,
etc.
 Machine
tool
industry.

Firms
that
produced
only
tools
for
other
 manufacturers.

Greater
specialization.

Vast
improvements
made.
 ‐Mass
production
techniques,
assembly
lines.

Slaughter
houses,
grain
mills
 (the
first
use
of
these
techniques
in
the
U.S.,
by
Oliver
Evans),

etc.

U.S.
did
 not
invent
but
did
adopt
widely
first.
 Technical
diffusion.
Borrowing/adapting
previous
inventions
such
as
steam
 engine
to
the
steamboat.

 Steam
boats
 2. Transportation Revolution ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ Turnpikes
 o First
in
the
transportation
revolution
but
had
the
least
impact
yet

did
ultimately
 lowe...
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This note was uploaded on 05/08/2013 for the course ECON 526 taught by Professor Sexton during the Spring '12 term at Pepperdine.

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