Importance Of Roads In The 1800's

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Historical Essay: Roads in the 1800’s Roads in the United States in the nineteenth century were pretty hard to construct, but did play an important role in the road industry in America. In this time period, there was the National Road, new ways of building roads and the first toll roads. All of these have influenced the road industry and how they were built. In the 1800’s, roads had an easy design, but were difficult to construct, and it took a really long time. It also took many people, and the people were often immigrants. A road was built by first digging a road bed. This is a ditch about five feet deep, and around twelve feet wide. These road beds were filled with crushed stones. Other roads were just filled in with dirt, or had

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