Economic Expansion

Video Segment |04:42

Economic Expansion

Video Segment |04:42

Showcases the development of the United States as an economic power, and focuses on the role of businessmen and inventors in establishing an Industrial Revolution in the US. The segment also highlights the invention of the telegraph, cotton gin, and steel plow, and emphasizes the role of economics in fueling slavery and sectional differences between the North and South.

©2017 Media Rich Learning| Grade(s) 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

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