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Transportation Revolution (1800-1840)I. RoadsA. National Road 18081. Illinois 1830s2. Gravel on a stone foundation3. 1stto tie E & W together4. Benefits travelers; tolls/slow for farmersII. CanalsA.Erie Canal (1817-1825)1. Connects Albany, NY to Great Lakes2. 50,000 people/year moving west on canalB. Impacts1. Shipping goods to the interior increases (E-W)2. Towns along canal become instant cities3. Coastal merchants turn away from Europe and look W4. 1820-40; $200 million invested in canal buildingIII. SteamboatsA. 1807 Robert Fulton’sClermont1. Traveled up the Hudson RiverB. Impacts1. Steamboats replaced flatboats2. Could now make roundtrips3. Move goods faster; but extremely dangerousIV. RailroadsA. Most remarkable transportation invention
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Term
Spring
Professor
WORMER
Tags
Industrial Revolution, Erie Canal, River, Canal, Hudson River, Albany New York

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