With the unemployment rate going up so did the stands of living Transportation

With the unemployment rate going up so did the stands

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With the unemployment rate going up, so did the stands of living. Transportation Transportation exerted a lot of impact on agricultural and manufacturing sectors (Stachura, 2015). The DeWitt Clinton locomotive, built by the West Point Foundry in New York, made its first test run on July 2, 1831. The railways would be used to transport mail, raw materials, finished products, and eventually people. This sped up communications and enabled manufacturers to sell and distribute their products cheaper and to a larger customer base. The transcontinental railroad in North America was completed on May 10, 1869. Before the rail system, the US had steamboats! In 1787, John Fitch built a 45 foot steamboat that he sailed down the Delaware river while members of the Constitutional convention watched. However these boats were expensive and impractical. It wasn’t until 1807 that a steamboat, the Clermont, was invented that would be inexpensive, in comparison to the boats John Fitch had made, and useful. ( Inventions, n.d.) The first successful voyage of the Clermont was from New York to Albany, a 40 mile trip that was made in a record breaking 8 hours!
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  • History, Economy of the United States, United States economy, United States Post, States Post Office

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