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Thursday March 4, 2010 The market revolution The erie canal and the transportation revolution are central to the change in idealogy in the 19 th century. The transportation revolution which leads to changes in transportation which leads to a larger different kind of market that didn’t exists before. The Transportation times from 1800 and 1857 show that it took significantly less time in 1857 to travel from one state to another. Shipping costs was very expensive. In 1800, it cost ten times the costs of a loft of bread to ship a letter. The construction of new roads help change the shipping costs such as the corduroy road, there are also more well paved dirt roads in the early 19 th century. The national road paid for by federal funds, a gravel road, to connect Baltimore to the ends of present day St Louis. It connected the western edge of the U.S to the eastern edge. The first steam boat is developed on the Hudson River by Robert Fulton in 1807. By 1870, there are more than 700 steam boats are considered very dangerous to travel by because the boils exploded easily. It cut down travel time extensively. Railroads are also constructed, first one travels from Baltimore to Ohio. By 1830, there are 3000 miles of tracks of railroads. The Erie Canal is the most extensive and expensive canal. It starts at Hudson river and goes west to lake Erie and the great lakes, opens up the center of the continent. It makes it a lot easier to transport heavy loads. They could use horses to help pull the barges on the canal. One horse
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This note was uploaded on 10/05/2011 for the course HIST 2111 taught by Professor Winship during the Fall '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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