The During The Civil War

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Within the decades that proceeded before the Civil War had taken place, Americans witnessed an abundance of trial, error, and triumph during their attempt to revise the American society. Some of the main focal points of the remaking of our society would have been the Market Revolution, Urbanization, Abolition, States Rights and Westward Expansion. Without these contributing factors, our society may not have excelled in the ways that it did prior to the Civil War. ("The Pre-Civil War Era (1815–1850)." SparkNotes. SparkNotes, n.d. Web. 13 Dec. 2015.) The Market Revolution, which was an incline in more efficient transportation methods and ways of producing and trading goods and services, was the reason for many outcomes before the Civil War had taken place. Weather it was industrialization, the Cotton Gin, or even transportation; if you look back, you will notice how all of which had something to do with the Market Revolution. Throughout the decades prior to the Civil War, the means of transportation shifted drastically, going from transporting market goods by foot, or occasionally horse to transporting by steamboats and railroads. This change in transportation created a domino effect. Once people had begun to accept the new ways of getting around, neighboring communities began to become closer knit, thus promoting a new way of thinking when it came to the workplace. Instead of exchanging goods and services with locally owned markets, people began to sell their products to

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