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The market revolution changed the landscape of the US economy during the antebellum period. The full extend of the effects are very complex and ingrained in our modern day culture. It transformed the economy of the US from a purely agricultural one into a proto-industrial economy. The revolution also changed the culture and politics of the era, with Americans (especially in the north) becoming more individualistic and amoral. - Zack Dutke

The transition to capitalism that came with the market revolution changed production across the country however had little to no effect on the United States social structure. The United States at its core maintained its many family farms and other agricultural exponents. It was the rapid and more efficient spread of the goods that were manufactured or grown upon these family farms that sparked the growth and change to the economic structure of the nation that would become the market revolution. -Declan Forrer

The market revolution, both in its reality and its historiography, has contributed to the American mythos. The social structure of America wasn't profoundly transformed by the market revolution, but it provided a strong industrious sentiment that shaped the culture of America to this day. It spanned across the long 19th century and had different effects on the north, the south, and the different communities. It is a multifaceted long process that influenced the politics of the century towards more individualism, laissez-faire, and capitalism. Today it is profoundly perceived as a groundstone of the American identity, the entrepreneur, independence-seeking, individualistic, profit-seeker culture, but the actual reality of the evolution of values from the late 18th c. until today is much more complex. The aforementioned values stemmed from the dominant free-farmer white men culture and the market revolution they experienced, while many other communities have had different outcomes. -Valerian Girardeau

The Market Revolution not only changes the market economy, but it also changed politics, ideology, and culture. This can be seen through the quick increase of demand for production and wage labor. With the increase in wage labor, the sudden formation of social classes came into existence. The inequality between the new classes led to new political changes. These new political changes could be seen in the different ideologies between the North and the South. - Hank Leighty

The Market Revolution had widespread affects across America. It not only improved the economics of the United States, but also further advanced technological innovations and transportation. Trains, canals, and steamboats were all needed to transport goods produced in a faster and more efficient manor. These modes of transportation further expanded America farther west as well. - Emma Galvin

As the title of this work implies, the consequences of the Market Revolution were numerous, inescapable, and an essential part of the early history of the United States. That being said, there is one particular thing that the author emphasizes that intrigued me, and that was how different changes affected different areas, and how the areas themselves altered the manner in which changes were instituted. One example that the author offers are how Western settlers seemed to interact with the Market Revolution and form their links based primarily on religion and cultural ties. -John M.

The market revolution was the time between the American Revolution and American Civil War where much of America’s industrial power, commercial and financial institutions foundations were established. The market revolution influenced much of American society and culture as a whole, as historians noted the shift from a societal focus on elites to a focus on the perspectives of the “powerless and oppressed.” - Lesley Morales-Sanchez

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