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Which of the following BEST describes the railroad industry by 1900?

A

The focus was on creating competing lines rather than reaching new areas.

B

More growth took place in the South than in the West or North.

C

Railroads increasingly became organized and consolidated into fewer companies.

D

Railroads were stringently regulated by state and federal laws.

E

The growth of railroads was hampered by an inability to procure necessary coal, which was alleviated by imperialist action in the 1890s.

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