How Did Cornelius Vanderbilt Change America

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Cornelius Vanderbilt was called Commodore for becoming synonymous with the shipping. He was going to provide infrastructure for the government. Later on, Vanderbilt’s shipping became one of the biggest empires in the world. When beginning the transcontinental the Commodore realized that it was a completion to transform America. The railroads were the only way the transportation was low cost and efficient from one side of America to the other. Vanderbilt sells all of his ships because he sees his future and makes money for his railroads. When the war ended he became the richest person in America. He had sixty-eight million dollars which are about seventy-five billion in today's day. When he was young he grew up very poor and he then created …show more content…

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