After the Civil War, why did the cost of living decrease?

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After the Civil War, why did the cost of living decrease?

The Civil War:

Wars, often, bring about economic hardships on the inhabitants of the belligerent nations, and it, often, leads to rationing. The American Civil War wasn't any different. During the war, the South was blockaded, so items could not go in or come out, and both sides had to make economic sacrifices during the war for the war effort, which often led to high prices on common items for civilians.

Answer and Explanation:

The advances in technology and transportation led to a decrease in the cost of living following the Civil War.

Following the Civil War, the United...

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