Developments in Transportation Bring About Economic and Social Change in the United States in the Period 1820-1860

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AP United States History

3 April 2013

Prompt: In what ways did developments in transportation bring about economic and social change in the United States in the period 1820-1860? Over time, transportation has shown to have an incredible impact on the United States. It has revealed to bring about economic and social changes in various ways. In the late eighteenth century ancient methods of traveling were still in use in America and it was often very slow. Americans were aware that if transportation advancement occurred, it would potentially increase foreign trade, increase land values as well as strengthen the American economy. In the mid 1800s it has been determined that transportation advancement has a drastic effect on our
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As you can see, the transportation revolution had a great effect on the social changes in the United States. In the mid 1800s it has shown that transportation advancement has a drastic effect on our lives even today. The transportation revolution in the United States had been created by the desire of the Easterners to take part in what the west had to offer. Turnpike, canals, steamboats, and railways have affected the economy drastically. Transportation modernizations cut the cost and increased the speed of moving goods, strengthen foreign trade, as well as increased immigration and population. Over time, transportation has shown to have an incredible impact on the United States and we would not be the same today without it.

Shriraj Shah
AP United States History
3 April 2013
Outline of Prompt

Prompt: Evaluate the impact of the Civil War on the political and economic developments in TWO of the regions.
The North
Political Development: * Impeachment of Andrew Johnson: It was the result of the political conflict that arose from the beliefs for power in the nation after the Civil War * Established supremacy of federal government over states * Republicans known for the “waving of the bloody shirt”- Refers to the practice of politicians making reference to the blood of martyrs or heroes to criticize opponents. * The North controlled most of the banking and capital of the

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