The creation of the Highway System

Who: Dwight D. Eisenhower

What: Creation of the highway system in the U.S.

When: The federal Aid Highway Act was in 1925

Where: Across the United States

Why: Improved transportation

Political effects

-Increased employment rate


-Automobiles became more popular

Economic Effects

-Helped transport goods across country.


-The foods that farmers grew, arrived without being spoiled.



Social Effects

-Highways cause urban spillover counties which result in many residential areas


-Made it easier to visit friends or family who live far away

Long term Effects

-economic benefit from transportation benefits our country in the long run


-easier transportation allows more communication between states which can help to unify us as a country