Chapter 7 Nationalism and Sectionalism. Focus Question. How did transportation developments and industrialization affect the nations economy?. Transportation Revolution. Roads First roads were dirt trails 1790 created wilderness roads made of logs
31,000 miles of track by 1860
Steam Powered initially.Railroad
Increase the settlement area of the Great Lakes introducing the cotton gin, mass production,
was highly profitable for New York
Cities and industries along the canal developed and flourishedName two results of the Erie Canal.