How did the railroads help industry during Reconstruction in the West and South?

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The growth of the railroads affected the development of industries in the South and West during and after Reconstruction. Prior to the Civil War, most industries were located in the North. During and after Reconstruction, industries also developed in other parts of the country.

Railroads helped industries grow in several...

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The growth of the railroads affected the development of industries in the South and West during and after Reconstruction. Prior to the Civil War, most industries were located in the North. During and after Reconstruction, industries also developed in other parts of the country.

Railroads helped industries grow in several ways. One factor was that the expansion of the railroads in the South and West allowed for the easier transportation of materials needed to build the industries. Additionally, the railroads made it easier and quicker to transport the products the industries produced. This allowed industries to sell more products. The ability to get the products to market is necessary for any industry.

Railroads also made it easier for people to move to the South and West. Workers were needed to work in the factories. As more people moved to the South and to the West, the factories had a decent supply of workers to make the products they produced. The increasing population also created a demand for the products they were making.

The railroads helped industries grow in the South and West during and after Reconstruction.

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