Spindletop affected the economy by being the largest producer of oil in texas and the nation . and then spindletop made the taxes rise in the U.S. because in the U.S. the more that is produced the higher the taxes .
Some the advantages of the railroads are that you didn’t have to use the dangerous and bumpy roads and the shallow waters on the steamboats. And other advantages are the way to transport goods to the rest of the nation and state faster than steam boat and more efficient. And would get you to the places you needed to go a lot faster than the rest and to other states like Kansas and Texas .
There was national market for beef so the beef that was being distributed could get to the larger cities and all over the nation so all of them got the meat they needed to survive. And the demand for the cattle in Texas was so great that they even did the drive in the winter . But that came back to bite them with the winter of 1886-1887 it killed thousands of cattle.