farmers to move their goods from the fields to the new cities and towns were

Farmers to move their goods from the fields to the

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farmers to move their goods from the fields to the new cities and towns were the demand was high for their goods. Also, peddlers were able to use these routes to move their goods, such as shoes and tin ware, to rural areas. The preferred method to move heavy goods and large quantities of goods was canals. This was the most useful and economical way to move these goods in large quantities. Coal that was being mined throughout the Pennsylvania and New Jersey areas and wood coming from the Great Lakes region made the most profitable and successful canals (Meyer, 2003). Waterways had always been a great way to transport goods
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GROWTH OF THE AMERICAN ECONOMY3once the early settlers learned from the Indians how to navigate the narrow and shallow waterways. With the invention of the steamboat, this mode of transportation quickly became the preferred method for inland transportation.In the 1820s, railroads began to spring up as a mode of transportation to move people between the cities on the East Coast. By 1860, there were over thirty thousand miles of railroad tracks laid that connected cities and states all throughout the United States. With the railways being so fast and reliable, it quickly became the primary source of transportation. This opened the market for inland farmers to be able to sell their goods throughout the United States instead of within a 100 mile radius. This improvement of fast, reliable transportation allowed for the economy to grow like never seen before. AgricultureAgriculture had been the primary source of income and wealth since the start of the
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