Unit 4 – Hemphill

Railroads and the development of locomotives shaped the economy by creating an environment of ease and convenience similar to the way our economic environment is today. People were able to settle in areas that have formed into some of the major cities that we have today. Railroads stimulated trade and commerce in America but there’s no surprise that some railrodads violated the agreement by changing their prices to receive more business and to separate themselves. This economy experienced a momentary boom from the implementation of transportation in the economy and in addition economic centers/mecca’s were formed because of the settlements that resulted from this technical economic development.