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Lauren Traylor

on 26 March 2013

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Lauren Traylor, Julia Foster and Maddy Benton The Transportation Revolution Trade and Daily Life People in the U.S. experienced a Transportation Revolution in the 1800s
Transportation Revolution: A period of rapid growth in the speed and convenience of travel because of new methods of transportation
Business was booming
The steam boat and the steam train made this happen
Things like goods, people, and information could travel quicker Gibbons v. Ogden Transportation Revolution Brings Changes Goods were able to be moved quicker
National economy
Wealth was mainly in the north
Americans began to take pride in their country
The towns with railroads grew but the ones that didn't suffered Effects of Railroads Logging industry expanded
Newspaper increased and so did the demand for paper
Railroads caused cities to grow
Chicago was a transportation hub
Deforestation took place Big Idea: New forms of transportation
improved business, travel, and communication in the United States Steamboat Era Robert Fulton tested the first full sized steamboat design, the Clermont
Steamboats were different than regular boats because steamboats didn't rely on wind to travel
Steamboats could go against the current
Increased trade and goods
By 1840 there were 500 steamboats in the U.S. Steamboat shipping lead to waterway conflict
Aaron Ogden sued Thomas Gibbons for operating steamboats in New York waters
Gibbons v. Ogden reached courts in 1824
The ruling freed up waters to trade and shipping American Railroads Steam trains had first been made in Britain
Peter Cooper built a small locomotive called the Tom Thumb
The locomotive had lots of speed and power
Railroad fever was spreading
railroad companies had laid about 2,800 miles of track by 1840
Struggles while building tracks were things like mountains and rivers
In 1860 about 30,000 miles of track had been laid
Railroad companies became the most powerful business in the nation

Trains pleased the passengers, so much that there was an accident and the passengers were happy because the engineer tried to keep on schedule Steam Train ran from steam
much faster way to travel
there were many parts to a train such as:Chimney, Smoke box, water, regulator, boiler, firebox, fire doors A New Fuel Wood was a primary source for fuel
Coal replaced wood as the main source of power
Coal also started to be used for heating houses
Coal mining industry developed in many states
In 1870 the demand for coal increased and so did the steel demand Sources textook
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