Friday, March 22, 2019
The addition of agriculture and railroads in Texas and in the United States helped form our providence at once. Railroads today pass through a lot of Texas, and even in queen-size cities like Houston or D bothas. Since there are so galore(postnominal) farms and inconsiderate farmland (especially in south and west Texas), railroads can carry the consume down and livestock to their destination. James Watt invented the kickoff steam engine in about 1769, and from then on, railroads were a must for transportation, since cars had yet to be invented. Railroads began to be built before the well-mannered War. It originally took about 6 months to get from the west of the US to the east, but now it only took 7 days. With railroads expanding all crosswise the country, agriculture was affected in a mostly overconfident way. Now, crops and other goods could be transported by train anywhere in the US, and fast. When Stephen F. capital of Texas brought the Old 300 to Texas, they got about 4,338 acres for grazing, and 177 acres for farmland and labor. This is where the first slave-based cotton plantation came into being. The Texas farms were starting to be a commercial business. mild family farms were becoming more frequent, and the livestock business became popular, all between 1836 and the Civil War in 1861. Cotton production generated most of the states agriculture production and sales. 58,000 bales were produced in 1850, but in 1860, there were 431,000 The descend of slaves grew to more than triple as well, from about 58,200 to about 182,500. The whole commonwealth of Texas tripled too. It was kind of like a Texas Cotton Rush There were many immigrants who settled in Texas. Some of those towns are still here today, much(prenominal) as New Braunfels, Brenham, and Boerne. Those are German towns. Also, immigrants from... ... could easily and (more importantly) quickly escape from farms to cities to be sold. Even livestock could be carried by freight to give-u p the ghost markets across the country. The expansion of agriculture and railroads helped form Texass present economy. The maneuver of the steam engine not only allowed people to move across the country in 7 days, instead of 6 months, but it in addition allowed crops and livestock to be carried to markets and places where they would be sold anywhere in the country. They could be moved to another farm in Texas as well. Since its such(prenominal) a large state, railroads were a necessity for travel, and general transportation. The railroad-building boom lasted 40 years. The production of cotton in Texas introduced some of the first slave-based cotton farms, and was the overriding crop for a very long time. After this event, Texass economy was forever changed.