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Unformatted text preview: April 14 th , 2009 Rise of Markey Economy- 1819 Panic Transportation Revolution- Problems with the Middle Man- Farmers are beginning of pipe line- Jeffersons National Roads: had huge limitations despite the symbolic significance. It had terrible problems such as grading problems (was made of crushed stones).- Robert Livingston and ____ introduced the steam boat, Claremont, to the Hudson River. They used up a lot of wood, and then turned to coal.- Before steamboat, there would be flat-boats. (Especially used on the Mississippi.) Flatboats were massive and could only go along the current. Another instance of wood being wasted. They would eventually be cut up and sold in New Orleans as firewood.- Steamboats that are most notorious and large would be made in New Orleans.- Steamboats were a huge hazard, though.- Steamboats led to expanded canal construction. Ex: Erie Canal. Canals would be a way to connect bodies of waters to the eastern market in New York and so on....
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This note was uploaded on 06/13/2011 for the course GOV 310L taught by Professor Kieth during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Spring '07