ECONOMICS - ECONOMICS- 1800 1. Regional specialist:...

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ECONOMICS- 1800 1. Regional specialist: agricultural v industrial a. South= cash crops, plantations, slaves b. North= agriculture for food, industrialized c. Rich v poor gap d. Textiles- mills from England e. South demand for land f. King cotton g. Slave owners. Politicians h. South just stick with cotton i. Infrastructure improvements 2. Textile industry a. Samuel Slater from England brought textile mills to US. 3. Railroads and Canals a. Canal Age i. Flat barges- larger than rafts – floated downstream ii. The could not navigate back upstream iii. New riverboats iv. Transport more directly to the west v. Four horses could haul one and a half tons of goods 18 miles a day on the turnpikes vi. Erie Canal: greatest construction project Americans had ever undertaken 1. Canal was simple: basically a ditch forty feet wide and forty feet deep with towpaths along the banks for the horses or mules to draw canal boats vii. Expand water routes to the west viii. Hundreds of difficult cuts and fill
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