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What were some of the technological advances that were important in the period after the Civil War?

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The period after the Civil War was an important period in terms of technological innovation in the United States. The telegraph existed before the Civil War, but it proved invaluable in moving men and supplies during the war. After the war, the telegraph found more commercial uses and, combined with an ever-expanding rail system, helped to link the United States commercially. The telegraph also allowed for the spreading of the news industry in the United States, as newspapers could learn of events in a matter of minutes in order to print both morning and evening editions.

Mass production in terms of food and clothing was also a technological innovation that was spurred on by the war. By the end of the war, the Union army had over one million men in uniform. One of the greatest feats of the war was feeding and clothing all of these people efficiently. The end of the war saw mass-produced clothing techniques being applied to the commercial sector. Department stores soon used clothing...

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The most importent technological advances where the railroads and riverine transporations. This technological gave them the chance to supply large armies and move large troops quickly.

Medicine was also a importente technological adcancement, chloroform was then invented.

Guns and equipment were also advanced technologicaly, the submarine, the flame thrower, land mines, grenades andobservations ballons were some advances that would help the armies.

The railroad was for me the most importent advances and eveen today we use this transportation.