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Elephants travel on a circus train too.
Trains made circuses more profitable.
Some circuses used to have more than 600 horses.
W.C. Coup partnered with P.T. Barnum in 1871.
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Trains made it easier for circuses to travel.
W.C. Coup is credited as one of the first to use a circus train.
Circuses made more money using trains.
Circuses grew larger by making more money.
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Which best describes that MAIN IDEA of the text?
Circuses grew larger because of trains.
Small towns are not a great place to bring your circus.
P.T. Barnum was a magnificent showman.
Moving a circus to another town is fast and easy.
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TGV is short for 'Train a Grande Vitesse'
April 3rd, 2007 was a historic day for trains.
TGV trains move so fast that they are dangerous.
TGV trains have set many speed records.
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TGV are French passenger trains.
Electricity powers TGV trains.
TGV are the fastest trains in the world.
Petrol powered trains can travel pretty fast too.
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Electricty is much safer and more efficient that petrol fuel.
A TGV test train reached speeds of up to 357.2 MPH.
The French have no translation for the phrase 'Holy Cow.'
The TGV, a French passenger train, is the fastest in the world.
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Trains allowed cowboys to ship cattle across the country.
Cowboys fought with cattle rustlers to protect their herds.
Cows used to graze on the open range.
The Yankees lived in the Northeast, far from the Southwest.
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Trains brought cows to the East.
Easterners paid high prices for beef.
Cowboys brought cows to train stations.
Facing extreme weather was one of the greatest risks of being a cowboy.
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Cowboys robbed trains and stole easy money from passengers.
Barbed wire ended the open range and the cowboy lifestyle.
Trains helped to grow the beef market and create cowboys.
Cowboys lived a very dangerous life but made a lot of money.
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Auto companies tried to destroy the public tram system.
Busses can drive anywhere but a tram has to stay on a track.
Trams require electric tracks and cables to run.
Labor strikes helped to end the public tram system.
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Car companies worked together to destroy the tram system.
The trams were replaced by busses.
The Great Depression was another reason the tram system ended.
Trams used to be the main form of public transportation.
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The Great Depression was a very hard time for most Americans.
Car companies made public transportation worse to boost their sales.
The bus system was a great improvement over the electric trolley system.
Electric trolley cars were inconvient due to needing cables and tracks to run.
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