An Argument for Railroad Transportation and Agricultural Incentive for the Accelerated Settlement of the Canadian Prairies This study will examine the primary reason for the accelerated settlement of the prairies in Canada during the late 19th century. The primary motives for this acceleration were due to the market perception of high cost crops (such as wheat) in the world markets, which galvanized farmers in eastern Canada to find and settle land they could farm. Also, the railroad provided a faster means in which settlers could settle regions along tracks lain throughout the west, which quickened the farming settlements that arose within the vicinity of these rail locations. By understanding the dual role that transportation in the...The end:
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