aided transportation in some regions where railways could not get into the city. These changes in the transportation sector boasted the agricultural and the business sectors which were the main sectors of the US economy. The railroad era started in 1830’s and in early 1800s, steam boat was invented by Robert Fulton. There were several technological inventions which facilitated both communication and transport. The continued technological inventions played a major role in boosting communication as well the overall American economy. The steamboats were used to reach places that could not be accessed by the railroads. This ensured that most part of the country could be easily accessed as a result of alternative means of transport. In 1775, the postal service was established by Benjamin Franklin and it was enlarged to enable better communication in across the country. The railroads to transport mail were introduced following the expansion of postal service in the country. This facilitated trade leading to growth of American economy. The invention of telegraph was a breakthrough and contributed to the growth of economy because it revolutionized long distance communication. The ease of
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