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The economic transformation of America in the early 1800s was linked to dramatic changes in transportation networks. Investments in roads, turnpikes, canals, and railroads led to the expansion of markets, facilitated the movement of peoples, and altered the physical landscape. In the distances traveled, Americans, some commentators thought, had learned to "annihilate time and space."

1. Canal companies and railroad companies often battled and sued one another. Why?

2. Why might some Americans have opposed the developments in transportation?



  

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