Anthony Maschino, HR,1

The industrial revolution was the beginning of our factory industry and our way of thinking for the future. As industry expanded, so did the transportation network, we needed to move raw materials and finished products. Thousands of miles of canals and all-weather roads were built in the eighteenth century. The main innovation in transportation of the nineteenth century was the railroad. The railroads were driven by coal-burning, steam-power locomotives and provided quick, cheap transportation to places inaccessible by water and this is how we began shipping and faster transportation.The Industrial Revolution began in the United States in the 1820s with the textile industry of the northeast. It then continued with the development of heavy industry in the Pittsburgh and Cleveland regions. U.S. industrialization followed patterns borrowed from England and Europe. Most of the machinery was modeled on that of England.

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