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However, at the same time, those same businessmen saw no problem with asking the government for financial aid for industrial development. Even though this contradicted the principle of laissez faire, it soon became customary for the government to fund projects for major corporations.

Major examples of this funding are the railroad land grants. In order to unify the westward-expanding country, the government turned to the newly invented railroad. It realized that the only way the railroad would be built was if money and land grants were given to the railroad companies that would construct the massive system of tracks. The total area of land given to these companies would equal almost the same area



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