How Our Country Became a Blessing. Lauryn Fatula hr.2

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Some situations make rapid industrial development a curse, while others make it a blessing. For example a lot of new technologies were made. Different people have different views on how industrial development affected our country. All of the events that have happened because of rapid industrial development, have gotten us to this point of deciding whether or not it was a curse or a blessing.

The rapid industrial development is a blessing because the telegraph provides better communication, the railroads have expanded, and steamboats have really had an impact.

The Telegraph

The telegraph is a blessing because it helped others communicate with other people. It also provided better communication. It allowed news to spread more rapidly. There were a lot of parts and pieces but in all this invention was and outstanding idea. Before the telegraph "snail mail" is the way the people communicated. The telegraph was a very big upgrade to the mail.

The invention of the Railroad

The invention of the railroad was a very good idea. It is a form of land transportation. It is also the most efficient of land transportation, because it requires the least amount of fuel and human labor. The railroad also introduced two new innovations. It was a way to get supplies and goods from place to place. It also helped humans get from place to place.

The Steamboat

Within the steamboat there were many classes for example packets, towboats, showboats, ferries, gunboats, dredges, light tinders. Most steamboats carried freight and coal. The steamboat is made up of many parts and pieces. When all of them are put together they make something magnificent. Steamboats helped out a lot in the 1850's with traveling and trading.

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