3-29-06 Hist105

3-29-06 Hist105 - Regional Development o The impetus for...

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Regional Development o The impetus for roads came primarily in the NE o There the population was more concentrated o Markets and commerce (ie the mixed economy referred to earlier) more prevalent in NE o By 1821, approx 4000 miles of roads or turnpikes had been completed nationally, mainly connecting northeastern cities. o Western traffic moved along long stretches of turnpike. o The national road for example stretched 600 miles across the Appalachians mts to connect the growing western population with the east. Roads and Rivers o Water transportation remained the primary means of moving goods and people o In the early 1820’s an estimated 3000 flatboats went down the ohio river every year o Flat boats remained the primary means of river transport o 1807 the first successful run of the clairmont steamboat on the Hudson river. Steamboats proliferate o By 1836, 361 steamboats plied western rivers. o
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This note was uploaded on 10/27/2008 for the course HIST 105 taught by Professor Hatfield during the Spring '07 term at Texas A&M.

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3-29-06 Hist105 - Regional Development o The impetus for...

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