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The impact on economy from the Transcontinental Railroad.

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Jonathan Mejia

on 25 September 2014

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The transcontinental railroad had a huge impact on the economy. Although it was a huge impact, it was quite simple. Most of it came from the flow of goods. Now that we have this extended railroad, we can transport things from place to place. This replaced the wagon trains of previous decades which became useless.
Commerce increased between the states allowing over 50 million dollars worth of cargo to be shipped every year from 1869-1879. Goods from Asia and raw materials from the West were shipped to the East faster than ever before. The West began to catch up with the Eastern way of life as many more people could now move west and the products of the manufacturing boom were shipped to the West.
The Transcontinental Railroad also moved a great number of people. What does that mean? It means that these people made new towns and cities. With these towns and cities being made, they had to buy more things which leads to economic growth. Things like lumber, glass, and lots of different supplies. Later, the railroad transported Californian fruits across the nation.
The railroads also promoted development of fossil fuels for energy production as wood burning gave way to coal and oil burners, which were far from efficient. The railroads were built an eventually, the costs and risks of moving products were reduced, which yet again led to commercial growth. Sears the inventor of the catalog, also used the trains to sell some of his products which eventually became a success.
In the end, the Transcontinental Railroad impacted the U.S. economy by transporting products and people, leading into the economic growth. The United States manufactured 30% of the worlds goods by the 1900.
By: Jonathan Mejia
Karla Hernandez
Uvaldo Monsivais

The impact on economy from the Transcontinental Railroad.
The transcontinental railroad allowed for the transportation of goods over long distances. This was especially helpful for the industrial north at the time. While the nation was still divided due to the Civil War, this railroad helped unify the nation eventually making it a super power.
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