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how was the transcontinental railroad impacted by the industrial revolution?

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Hello,

There would not have been a transcontinental railroad without the industrial revolution.  It was industry that produced the steel for the tracks and the trains themselves that were necessary for the railroad.  The Railroad was also built in part to transport industrial goods from one side of the country to the other.

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I can answer just about any question on early American History. My specialties are the American Revolution through the Civil War/Reconstruction. I also have greater expertise in matters relating to military, political or legal history.

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I have lectured at George Washington University regarding the Civil War, as well as several elementary school Civil War demonstrations. I was also a member of a Civil War reenactment group for about 10 years.

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http://unlearnedhistory.blogspot.com

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J.D. University of Michigan B.A. George Washington University

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Truman Scholar

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