Unformatted text preview: Susan M. Pojer Horace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY ESSENTIAL QUESTION: First Turnpike- 1790 Lancaster, PA By 1832, nearly 2400 mi. of road connected most major cities. Cumberland (National Road), 1811 Conestoga Covered Wagons Conestoga Trail, 1820s Erie Canal System Erie Canal, 1820s Begun in 1817; completed in 1825 Robert Fulton & the Steamboat 1807: The Clermont Principal Canals in 1840 Inland Freight Rates Clipper Ships The "Iron Horse" Wins! (1830) 1830 13 miles of track built by Baltimore & Ohio RR By 1850 9000 mi. of RR track [1860 31,000 mi.] The Railroad Revolution, 1850s
Immigrant labor built the No. RRs. Slave labor built the So. RRs. Resourcefulness & Experimentation
Americans were willing to try anything...
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