How did the railroad help the United States?

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How did the railroad help the United States? by Mind Map: How did the railroad help the United States?

1. Transportatationhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4YgEMykqAQ

1.1. Able to travel long distances in half of the travel time it would take on a horse.

1.2. People were able to travel and explore easier.

2. Increase of products

2.1. Products that are half way across the United States can now be sent to the other side.

2.2. Sellers found new places to sell their goods

3. Settlementhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1VlEYTsU7g

3.1. New towns were created around the railroad tracks.

3.1.1. Families were able to move way easier.

4. Increase of businesses

4.1. People were able to start businesses and spread their product over the country was quicker the usual.

4.2. Increase in the demand