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What were the positive and negative effects of the railroads on the US growth and economy?

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09/13/2011

positive effects, yo: i think that the growth of railroads in the US probably helped the economy because people were able to use them for travel which in turn added income to the economy by them having to purchase tickets. another way positive effect would probably be that we were able to ship and receive imports and exports alot faster using the railroad systems.

negative effects, yo: the only negative effects that i can think of would be that it definitely polluted our environment, and that it took alot of money away from the country's budget to build railroads and purchase locomotives.