There were numerous revolutionary inventions that contributed to the giant leap made by some nations during the Industrial Revolution. From inventions in the textile industry to inventions in transportation, these many innovations played a central role in the rise of the industrial nations. Among the significant inventions that contributed foremost to the rise of nations such as the United States, the railroad stands out.
The railway system originated in the European nation, England, which had
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is due to the influence of railroads."13 So indeed, it was the iron horse that threw the country on its back and carried it forward.
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