Week 7 Summary - Sabine Justilien There were four really...

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Sabine Justilien There were four really momentous creations that vitally changed the agrarian American economy into the Industrial power as seen in the 1800s. The turnpike was a road that government initiated to widen paths and eliminate debris from roads. The marketplace was able to expand because they were able to move goods faster, reducing transportation costs, and have more goods reach farther to people. Farmers began grow things for consumers not just for families. By the 1820s more than 4000 miles of turnpike was established. The steamboat was created in 1807 by Robert Folton who then traveled up the Hudson to Albany. The steamboat transformed the economy since it was able to travel against the current. Initially, flatboats used paddles to hitch on bottom of the river to go upstream. From Pitts to Ohio it took 5-6 weeks, New Orleans to Louisville 12 weeks, unskilled men made $1 a day, and perishable goods couldn’t get to market, all these effects of a failing water traveling vessel. After the steamboat, prices went from $5 for 100 lbs to 15 cents for 100 lbs and people could travel goods more inexpensively. Farmers begin to think about
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This note was uploaded on 08/19/2011 for the course AMH 2010 taught by Professor Minor during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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Week 7 Summary - Sabine Justilien There were four really...

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