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"Rise of Industrial America, 1876-1900" from Library of Congress

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Courtesy of Library of Congress, "Rise of Industrial America, 1876-1900"


This information from the Library of Congress explains in the decades following the Civil War, the United States emerged as an industrial giant. Old industries expanded and many new ones, including petroleum refining, steel manufacturing and electrical power, emerged. Railroads expanded significantly, bringing even remote parts of the country into a national market economy.

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  • How did the United States become an industrial giant in the decades after the Civil War?
  • What evidence from the text answers the supporting question, "What were the advantages and disadvantages of industrialization?"

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"Rise of Industrial America, 1876-1900." Courtesy of Library of Congress