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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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How did advances in transportation link resources products and markets

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?


What else is there

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?


Wait there s more

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…


Still 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


Manufacturing areas
Manufacturing Areas provide energy for the factory or make goods for the factory to sell.

  • A manufacturing area is exactly what it says, an area where there is manufacturing.

  • What is manufacturing?


Examples of manufacturing areas
Examples of provide energy for the factory or make goods for the factory to sell.Manufacturing Areas

  • Detroit Manufactured Automobiles

  • Pittsburgh Manufactured Steel

  • New England Manufactured Textiles


Centers of population
Centers of Population provide energy for the factory or make goods for the factory to sell.

  • Manufacturing areas were clustered near centers of population.

  • What does clustered mean?

  • What does center of population mean?

  • Why is the statement true?