Industry During The Industrial Revolution

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During the Industrial Revolution Americans were leaving the farms to work in retail or factories which increased growth in cities in turn large-scale corporate firms dominated over family businesses (Schultz, n.d.). The three central industries during this time were petroleum, railroads, and steel. Each of one of these industries were developed by leaders who took control over them. The railroads with support of the federal government spanned the nation resulting in making the movement of products and goods cheap, reliable and easy. Leland Stanford along with his partners, Charles Crocker, Collis Huntington, and Mark Hopkins made the entire West accessible when they developed the railroad system in California (Schultz, n.d.). All four invested
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