Industrial Growth In America Dbq

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After the Civil War, rapid industrial growth occurred in the United States. Many changes took place in America between 1860 and 1900, and the country went through a radical transformation where it changed from a nation of farmers to a power industrial center. There are many factors that worked together that made this industrial growth possible such as new technology and inventions which led to new power sources and factory efficiency, cheap and plentiful labor and improved transportation, entrepreneurs, and a cooperative government. Many of the inventions of the Industrial Boom required much more power than humans and animals could provide. The charts in Document 5 on American Industrial and Agricultural Power Sources show that in 1850, 52%
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