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The addition of the inventions in technology, whether it is in the area of communication, transportation or agriculture, helped to push America into a new economic birth during the pre-Civil War years. It was a combination of all the various new technologies that encouraged economic growth. Growing and manufacturing cotton produced many opportunities for farmers, factory owners, women, railroads, canals and cities along the new transportation routes. However, even though the new economic ideal may have changed the roles of women, at this time period, their actual legal status remained essentially unchanged (americanyawp). Communication was improved with the invention of the telegraph. News was now more reliably delivered and at a more appropriate time period. This new “market revolution” not only ‘transformed the economy, it changed the nature of the American family andredefined gender roles’ (americanyawp). Therefore, the new technologies initiated in all areas of this new economy, helped Americans become more advanced during the nineteenth century.
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