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The changing American economy reshaped life in the northeast United States in the decades before the Civil War. Americans in the Northeast increasingly produced goods to sell—not just for themselves or their family to use. Improved transportation made trade easier, as it allowed producers in the Northeast to send their goods to the rest of the country. Labor-saving technology helped workers increase production.