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During the 1800s, production of goods shifted from homes to factories in the Northeast.
The use of machines increased efficiency and production of goods, which lowered prices for consumers
Cloth did not need to be weaved by hand. This led to the growth of the textile industry.
Eli Whitney's invention removed seeds from picked cotton, which led to huge increases in cotton production and the expansion of slavery.
Manufacturing goods with uniform pieces led to the use of mass-production techniques
Could move upstream, and the use of steam power carried goods and people quickly and cheaply. Cities grew along rivers.
The first federally funded highway that promoted trade and settlement.
Reduced shipping costs from the Midwest and led to the growth of cities in the Northeast
The Bessemer Steel Process and the use of steam power allowed for more railroads to be built to carry goods to new markets and people out West.
Invented by Samuel Morse, it used electric signals to send instant messages long-distance. It helped business with shipping.
Steel plow and mechanical reaper reduced the labor required for farming and increased farmers' harvests.
People moved from rural to urban centers for jobs and economic opportunities near manufacturing centers.
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