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Technology and Transportation: 1790-1870

Economic and Technological Changes and their Relation to Society, Ideas, and the Environment

Connecticut River Valley Overview

The Industrial Revolution in America had an impact on Americans that crossed political, economic, and social boundaries. It brought changes in daily living both at home and work, redefined the government's role in the economy, and changed how Americans communicated and worked with each other. The Connecticut River valley played an important role in the formation of the Industrial Revolution as artisans and mechanics, often spurred on by resourcefulness and isolation, created new tools and new patterns of work in the many mills and shops along the Connecticut's tributaries.

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