Transportation . Remember the Transcontinental Railroad? Well, there is a little bit more to it than that…. How did advances in transportation link resources, products and markets?.
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Well, there is a little bit more to it than that….How did advances in transportation link resources, products and markets?
The resources needed for the factories were things like iron ore from Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Copper & lead were mined in New Mexico Arizona and Utah.
It would be very expensive to try to take this things to the factories by wagon it wasn’t worth the price or trouble.
With the advances in transportation, like the railroad, these materials could be transported easy, cheaper and in greater quantity.What else is there?
Sometimes resources were moved with ships, especially in the Great Lakes area.
Did you ever wonder why so many big cities were near waterways?Wait, there’s more…
Once the resources got to the factories they were used to provide energy for the factory or make goods for the factory to sell.
The more resources a factory had the more goods or products they could sell.Still More