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Industrial Revolution - Kam B - Hour 5

Especially with the newly bought Louisiana Purchase, the United States was growing massive at the time. Horses, covered wagons, and trails just weren't cutting it anymore. The US began introducing new ways of transport, such as trains. The transcontinental railroad that was completed in 1869 was a huge step in faster transport. Trains could transport resources, goods, and most importantly, people.

Not only this, but waterways were being expanded and deepened for more boats to pass through, so boats were becoming a main way of transportation as well. The first steam powered engine was to power a steamboat, and the steam engine eventually took over as one of the main ways of power.

Not only this, but there were also steps taken for future transportation. Land was being cleared, waterways opened, and bridges were being built. These were all for transportation during the Industrial Revolution.

Secondary Sources:

Video:

"Transportation During The Industrial Revolution." YouTube. Google, 29 Mar.

2012. Web. 3 Apr. 2014. <https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=qwQanYJFPAw>.

Packet:

"Teaching with Documents" Edteck.com/DBQ

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