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I. Changes A. Westward expansion- there was a fear about the types of people out west. There is a government presence in the west. Culturally it is similar, and law is similar. The way they got to Cal is by wagon or sail. It took months to get the east coast to the west coast. B. Democratization- an expansion of political rights. In 18 century, had to be white man with property to vote. Voting started to change. You no longer had to own a particular land. Class had no meaning. Culture started to change. 1820 and 1830s there is a reaction against that deferential stuff. Behaving like you were all that was un cool. Clothing got simpler. There was a fear that grew in the 119 th century, that the nation was becoming to democratic. In the 19 th century America has problems with alcohol. Everyone was drinking too much. C. transportation revolution-There are four areas of transportation roads, canals, steamboats, and rail road’s. roads- not a road system in the U.S. You tried to travel by water, because it was easier and faster. Not really away of maintaining roads , or paved. When it rained they were all muddy and some stayed muddy. 1800’s transportation was difficult. When these improvements began it could cost as much to moved ideas across America, as to move it to England. Private roads. They started to pave the roads with gravel. They were built up gravel road ways, you still moved slowly. You had to pay to use the road. It was worth it though. Private roads were a great improvement. Cannels replace that interest. 1820-1840. Next forty years focus shifts to cannel. They had to figure out how to build them just right, with the current. The cannel barges, was tied to a horse. This improved speed. You could pull more. Not that faster but easier. The Erie cannel 1825, it was completed. It was great. It ran for 3 hundred and 64 miles. It was 40 feet wide and 4 ft deep. BE IMPRESSED. It worked. They did not have a flow or current in it. It revolutionizes transportation.
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