Buggies, Bicycles, and Iron Horses: Transportation in the 1800s

Buggies, Bicycles, and Iron Horses: Transportation in the 1800s

Kenneth McIntosh (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422296943

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In todays world, where we routinely zip down the highway at 70 miles per hour and we can fly coasttocoast in a matter of hours, it is hard to imagine the revolution in transportation that took place in the 1800s. From a world where most people rarely traveled faster than their legs could carry them or much beyond their home towns, the 1800s witnessed an amazing and rapid development of technology, improvements in infrastructure, and a national will to conquer the vast distances of a growing country. Through the work of inventors, individual entrepreneurs, and municipalities, Americans found new opportunities for traveling conveniently from place to place within their communities, and a frontier nation was unified by rail, by road, and by a sense of national identity. This is the story of nineteenthcentury America on the move!

Reading Level
Lexile
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
ATOS
DRA
Categories
Genre
History Transportation
Interest Age
Ages 9-12 Ages 13+
Grade
7th Grade 8th Grade 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade
Subject
Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Type
Non-Fiction
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