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The Erie Canala.was more than 500 miles long.b.was constructed over a period of about three years.c.connected the New York cities of Albany and Buffalo.d.cut down on travel time by a matter of weeks.e.was completed in 1817.ANS:CREF:p. 178The Erie Canal was an important aspect of the transportation revolution in all of the following waysexcepta.aiding in the growth of New York City as a major economic hub.b.moving goods faster, more cheaply, and more efficiently.c.encouraging other states to invest in transportation networks.d.linking the eastern states with those in the South.e.encouraging the nation's farmers to specialize.ANS:EREF:p. 178
By the 1850s, the cornerstone of America's transportation system wasREF:p. 179
All of the following are true about 19th century railroads,exceptREF:p. 179
The key development in the communications revolution was theREF:p. 180
It could most accurately be said of Irish immigration after 1840 thata.male Irish immigrants were welcomed by Protestant Americans of English, German, andDutch ethnic backgrounds.b.many Americans viewed Irish Catholics with fear and distrust because of their Catholicreligion.c.Irish fleeing the disaster of famine in their homeland brought with them much neededfactory skills.d.less than half of the immigrant arrivals after 1840 were Irish fleeing the famine in Ireland.e.most Irish immigrants settled in the industrialized cities of the Midwest, where theiropportunities for work were greater.ANS:BREF:p. 185
How did Eli Whitney's invention, the cotton gin, transform southern agriculture?REF:p. 184
The "putting-out" system of production referred toREF:p. 184

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Term
Winter
Professor
Kyle Hedden
Tags
US History, Industrial Revolution, Trade union, B, John D Rockefeller, e John C Calhoun

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