AP U.S. History: New Railroads, New Market

The expansion of the railroad led to new markets, which led to an increase in the production of goods. What else contributed to this trend?

AP U.S. HistoryPeriod 6: 1865-1898
LanguageEnglish Language
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Well by using a vast array of new technologies in

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production factories were able to produce more goods than ever

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before And the steady influx of immigrants provided as many

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workers as the factories could use Well the combination of

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a large workforce and developing technology improved factory production and

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by extension the role companies had in stimulating the railroad

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market Will railroads would never have expanded so far if

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all they ever did was take people from place to

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place People didn't actually move around all that often they

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tend to go to one place and just stay there

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a while Those sedentary people did however require manufactured goods

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to be shipped to them and the railroads made a

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fortune in shipping those goods across the country Answers be

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innovative technologies and a large labor force allowed companies produced

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materials at a rate far surpassing what was previously possible

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and the loser bowl well Monopolies allowed companies to increase

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prices and in fact stifled innovation instead of encouraging it

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Sort of While there was an increase in the availability

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of raw goods they overwhelmingly came from the rest of

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the United States and flowed into the North instead of

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out of it So you go to sea And unfortunately

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for workers there was no increase in wages At least

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for a while Workers were often exploited and wages actually

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decreased in this time period So yeah a long time

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for unions I really made an impact for the working 00:01:41.02 --> [endTime] man So that's it The answer is B