19th Century Transportation

Improvements, Manufacturing, and Industry

Transportation Information

In the 1800s the North had many transportation systems and in those years the transportation was increasing in many ways. One way is that in the 1840s 500 steamboats were used to travel to the United States. The last way is that in the 1860s about 30,000 miles of road had been linked to almost every part of the Eastern United States.

Manufacturing and Industry Information

In the 19th century many women were put to work with those that came from farm families. Also many women got jobs to work in factories and the Lowell System employed many young women that were unmarried. Lastly many women worked for many hours and weren't paid as much for the jobs that they were doing.

Manufacturing and Industry Information

In the 19th century when factories and mills got established it changed the way people worked. Many merchants began to build large textile mills, or factories, near rivers and streams