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10.24 Economic Change and Religious Revival

10.24 Economic Change and Religious Revival - Wednesday...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007 Economic Change and Religious Revival By 1835, the United States had grew almost double its size compared to the year 1800 o Population grew about a third every decade o Overpopulation made more people become laborers Ironic to the Jeffersonian idea of independence Made people move westward Transportation o Lancaster Turnpike Paved road from Philadelphia to Western PA (Lancaster) First road—had to pay to drive on it Very successful Efforts to build more turnpikes o Erie Canal New York to Lake Erie Canal boats carried people as well as freight o More roads meant that the US was beginning to build a transportation network made primarily for freight o Signs that America was evolving from a rural to urban community Livestock (sheep and pigs) were becoming more prevalent to sell to factories o Transportation revolution sought to cut down costs of inland transportation Inventions o Robert Fulton built the steam engine (on a ship)—the Clermont—in
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