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How did the Transportation Revolution affect American civili

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How did the Transportation Revolution affect American Society?
Capitalism
Economic Boom
First primary source
Second primary source
Conclusion
The Transportation Revolution connected America and encouraged a sustainable economy. The standard of living improved as new jobs were created and cities emphasized sanitation.
Steam Boat (1807)- Canal frenzy



Railroad Roads (1830) - Railroad boom


Inventions of the Nineteenth Century
Urbanization
The Ottawa Free Trader, April 02, 1853
The Ottawa Free Trader, March 19, 1853
Works Cited
" A New Supply!"
"Something new!"
"We have now in store and are constantly receiving direct from the manufacturers a very large supply...!"
"Improvements!"
"Every quarter of the town may now be heard the.. hammer and the saw"
"Old houses being pulled down"
Secondary source
"Capitalists purchased entire forests in the North and sent lumber by lake boats down to Chicago, where it was processed, and then sent out by canal and rail to prairie farmers. Chicago's lumber mills made cottages, schoolhouses, stores, taverns, and churches. Out on the prairie, it wasn't uncommon for entire groups of homesteaders to gather together at a desolate depot to await the arrival from Chicago of their entire ready-made town"
The Ottawa free trader. (Ottawa, Ill.), 19 March 1853. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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The Ottawa free trader. (Ottawa, Ill.), 19 March 1853. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
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Annenberg Foundation, "www.learner.org." Last modified 2013. Accessed December 3, 2013. http://www.learner.org/biographyofamerica/prog07/transcript/index.html.
1. Faster and easier access to materials
2. Agriculture
(Second Secondary Source)
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ushistory.org, . Independence Hall Association, "Inventors and Inventions." Last modified 2013. Accessed December 4, 2013. http://www.ushistory.org/us/25c.asp.
Private investors controlled trade
Created new market types
-Competitive
-Monopolies
-Urbanized places that weren't accessible before
- People moved to cities for jobs
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