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        The Transportation Revolution: Roads, Canals, and Railroads | A Biography of America

        America's economic transformation in the early 1800s was linked to dramatic changes in transportation networks. Construction of roads, canals, and railroads led to the expansion of markets, facilitated the movement of peoples, and altered the physical landscape. Use this interactive map from A Biography of America to explore the rapid expansion of roads, canals, and railroads from 1830-1860.

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