The mode of transportation change during this period that allowed both the agricultural and manufacturing sectors to effectively transport raw materials and finished goods ( Yanochik, Thornton, & Ewing, 2003). Using railways as a mode of transportation to get produces, raw material, goods, telegrams and letters from the rural areas to urban areas proved to be easier and cheaper for farmers and manufactures to distribute products to the varies markets. However, the innovation of steamboats also contributed to the industry of transportation. ( Yanochik, Thornton, & Ewing, 2003). The steamboats allowed the farmers and manufactures transport they good and produce to regions where railways were not available or could not reach. The changes and innovations in the transportation sector played an important role in boosting the agricultural sector, which allowed it to be the main contributor to the growth of the US economy. . Innovation in Communication
AMERICAN ECONOMIC GROWTH 1790 -1860 4 The innovation in the transportation sector led to the changes in the communication sector also changed. The establishment of the postal service in 1775, enable better communication around the country. The railroads were used to transport mail from one point to the other. This enabled the agriculture and manufacturing sector to expand as they were able to spread the word around and get more customers. In this era telegraph were invented and they revolutionized long distance communication which meant that the more people are getting the word on the goods and services that were being sold and traded from other parts of the country.
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- Fall '15
- Economy of the United States, American economic growth