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