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Lecture 20 - Unit 12 What Hath God Wrought Lecture Outline...

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Unit 12: What Hath God Wrought Lecture Outline 1. America in 1815: A Developing Country 2. The Transportation Revolution 3. America in 1845: A National Economy 4. The Communications Revolution Copies of this Powerpoint file will be available for download from the course website after class
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What Hath God Wrought 1. America in 1815: A Deveoping Country
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1815: only 7% of white population live in urban areas
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Image: a pair of niddy-noddies used to measure yarn for making homespun clothes in New England homes before, during and after the Revolution
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What Hath God Wrought 2. The Transportation Revolution
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The Erie Canal, linking Lake Erie with the Hudson River, opened in 1825
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Image: pamphlet explaining the fares due for using the Erie Canal
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1820-1850: Rochester’s population grew by more than 400%
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Principal Canal Network by 1860
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Stagecoaches traveled at 8mph, stopping frequently
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America’s Railroads in 1840: 450 loocomotives, 3200 miles of track
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men, women, and a child scattered along the road, bleeding,
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