The first way that the economy was impacted was that with the ease and efficiency of the railroads, they created a large demand for goods and labor because they needed a lot of people to help build the railroads and also needed a large quantity of steel for the rails and wood for the railroad ties. Secondly the railroads created a huge national market because of the simplicity of delivering goods from place to place. The railroads helped the people in even the most rural place prosper with the cost efficient transportation of the trains. From 1830 to 1861, the United States laid aproximately 30,000 miles of railroad track, which led to an increase in demand for coal which was used to produce iron for the
During the late 1800’s, many settlers were expanding to the West and the Transcontinental Railroad helped them move from the East to the West. Some wanted to gain 160 free acres of land known as the Homestead Act. The Transcontinental Railroad connected the East and the West. The Union Pacific Railroad and Central Pacific Railroad were the companies that built the Transcontinental Railroad; however, the companies were run by greedy men and felt no guilt as they asked the government to pass special bills for them. The railroad cut through many lands and affected the Native Americans in a perilously way.
Jefferson action was considered to be one of his greatest achievements of the third president. Afterward of the purchase has a great result on American society, doubled the size of previous US territory allow the westward expansion “Lewis and Clark expedition”. “The Lewis and Clark expedition” help America expand into different lands. They had full control over the Ports of New Orlean and the Mississippi River, which help the farmer ship their goods in a faster trading routes help the US commerce in their domestic policies.Originally, the constitution states nothing about the president power to be able to purchase land. However, Thomas Jefferson action of purchasing Louisiana allows the American society and its economy to flourish, without this action, the US wouldn't have become as
Cities such as San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, and Kansas City slowly started to develop throughout the west. The migration of Americans to the west was a good thing for innovation and building up the United States as a country, but the Native Americans who lived in these lands were changed forever. Any Native Americans found in lands where United States citizens wanted land was immediately excavated from their land and brought to an Indian reservation of some kind. Overtime though, these Indian reservations began to limit due to the rising population in Americans during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. “They [Lewis and Clark] provided valuable information about the topography, the biological sciences, the ecology, and ethnic and linguistic studies of the American Indian.
The establishment and usage of the railroad system played a critical role in the westward expansion of the United States, it was crucial in providing a means of communication, but more importantly it was the key in transporting the much-needed resources across the United States and the territories in order to expand. In 1860, the majority of cities within the United States with populations of 500,000 to 100,000 were found in the North-Eastern states, cities such as Boston
When a region has to export goods It’s usually involves the things that are not available in their region of importing. The ocean wind have worked perfectly with the Europeans to use, They formed a triangle trade, so then it gets to each area and get what they need to get to. Mostly when they ocean winds is great to ship they use this time for shiping main goods such as food, crops, sugar,cotton, copper, and especially guns. Mostly in the middle of age of exploration regions did not have money to get them food and things they need by shipping they would do a contract with the place that they will export from the contract they say, Like you give me food and I will give you copper, so it’s exactly like a deal and then they divide the amount of shipping in two, so two of them have what they want, but it was hard to contract because no one was
Others went to – Heidelberg of course. Ralph Waldo Emerson at least made it to England on money inherited from his first wife, and met Thomas Carlyle, Wordsworth and others. The philosophy of transcendentalism, however, contained more that was autochthonous than what had been imported. For one, there were roots in Calvinist Puritanism, even though transcendentalism attempted to overcome and set itself as apart from these roots. And two, the nationalist cant of the period demanded the establishment of an American national culture, so transcendentalism always was accompanied by nationalist under- or
Steam was one alternative source of power. By the mid-19th century, commuter railways using steam locomotives connected affluent residents living in small suburban areas to places of work and entertainment in large cities. Although this was an innovation in terms of urban transport, steam as a power source presented many challenges. The public considered these steam locomotives to the noisy, thought they produced too much pollution, and other dangers associated with the technology to be nuisances. Another concern was that until the 1870s this form of travel actually cost more than the horse-car.
Leading to both agricultural and national market growth. According to Historical Background on Traveling in the Early 19th Century it states“In New England, New York and Pennsylvania, Americans created a vast system of inland waterways that significantly reduced transportation costs, although none of them matched the success of the Erie.”
Without any safety net existing, extreme poverty was seen. The estimated years to recover and bring Korea’s society out of the after effects of war was substantially long. However, in just 50 years, South Korea is one of the leaders of the world in terms of international market and technology. (Montserrat, 1996, p153) South Korea was able to see a miracle like this one thanks to the highly nationalistic attitude possessed by the Koreans. They were highly motivated in attracting foreign helpto generate more work.
New transportation changed this context, better roads came, which were financed by tolls. The federal government was involved also, building the National Road, which reached all the way from Cumberland, Maryland accross to Wheeling, West Virginia. As important, the steamboat was created and made it possible to transport trhough the canals, which was cheaper and efficient. More than 3000 miles of canals were built. Furthermore, the most important new transportation was the railroads.
The Transcontinental Railroad and the Interstate Highway System were not only the two biggest contributions in the history of transportation in the United States but are tremendously similar to each other in how they were built. Both systems were built in times of extremely desperate need of a way of transportation across the country which made them such big advantages to American society. The two systems have been majorly significant tools in the history the United States as well as modern day life. Something that the two topics share is the fact that they were both built during times of great change in the nation and had difficulties in funding. In the case of the Transcontinental Railroad, its building was influenced by the secession
The Gilded Age became significantly popular in America during the 19th century. The term “Gilded Age” was coined by the American author Mark Twain based on the presence of corruption and exploitation during the time period (Sayre 1049). The Gilded era was marked by the growth of industrialization, urbanization and a high immigration influx of nonnative Americans (Sayre 1048-1049). Furthermore, the Gilded Age proved to be significant in westward expansion as many individuals migrated to the West in order to fulfill their aspiration of obtaining land and to avoid any form of impediments instituted by other individuals living in those areas (Sayre 1048). In addition, New York City served to be an agora for the growth of industrialization and urbanization
This document is a map from an atlas which shows the various ways the U.S expanded. This events include the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 accomplished by Thomas Jefferson, the Texas annexation, 1845, the Oregon Country, 1846 and the Mexican cession,1848 all accomplished by James K.Polk. The claim that the actions of the early presidents had a positive outcome on the U.S and its people can be supported by the action of one of the most influential presidents in U.S history, Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln saved the Union during the American Civil War. His leadership during the war was one of no compromise but at the same time understanding that he would eventually have to unite the states once the North won the war.
The American Revolution is arguably the turning point of American history as it resulted in somewhat of a significant, positive change in politics, economics, and society as a whole. However, from 1775 to 1800, the effects of the revolution on the American society were subtle as most principles glorified by revolutionists contradicted the examples set forth by colonial reality. Perhaps most alike to revolutionary beliefs was the American economy and how it participated in free trade or encouraged the independence of hard labor. Politically, the states did apply Enlightenment and republican ideas as promised, but more often than not, the benefits of such ideas were limited to rich, land-owning, protestant, white men. This glorification of