Impact Of Industrial Revolution On The North

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Industrial Revolution in the North
As western advancements were steadily plugging along, so were those of the east. With the Treaty of Ghent neutralizing waters between Britain and America, and the Hartford Convention re-evaluating trade embargos, and navigation acts, the post War of 1812 economy was known as the era of good feeling. The economy rapidly transformed into a national market. Trans-continental communication was necessary for the first time. Emergence of a national defense, national banks, an expanding postal system, and eventually a national road formed to accommodate new needs.
Agricultural advancements like the cotton gin, steel plows, and rubber wheels drastically improved southern plantations and large agricultural societies. With Samuel Slater’s successful re-creation of the English steam engine and textile looms, the discovery of electricity and how to harness its power, and rise of machine power, American industry changed completely and immediately. Steam powered trains and boats opened up new avenues of marketing, sales and transport of goods, and human transportation. It changed speeds and methods of production and manufacturing, and it expanded and grew the American continental market. The proximity to water power in the northeast is such that it provided an ideal location for factories and textile mills, and along with them came cities and towns. In addition to geographical benefits, high numbers of European immigrants needing money established a…
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