In what way did the Civil War help transition the United States to an industrial economy? a. The Northern colonies were more motivated to transition away from an economy dependent on slave labor. b. For the first time, Congress was allowed to approve grants that could fund industry. c. The need for weapons and supplies fueled the development of industry. d. The antebellum period was the end to rapid industrial growth.
One way in which the Civil War helped transition the United States to an industrial economy is that "c. The need for weapons and supplies fueled the development of industry," however a better reason would be that the South was no longer able to rely on slave labor, which had driven the agricultural economy in the region.