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    Why was transportation-particularly the canals and the railroads-so important in the early stages of industrialization?

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    In early American history industrialization had been hindered by limited markets and problems of transportation. The movement of goods over long distances required a reliable infrastructure. Transporting bulky goods over dirt roads was expensive and difficult. Therefore the building of canals and railroads cut cost of ...

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    The solution explains why transportation in the early stages of industrialization is important.