Carol Sheriff Summary

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Carol Sheriff is all about the industrial and economic progress, that’s her focus in 1812 and the beginning of the Civil war. A few of the topics during this time, market expansion, rapid environmental change, and economic development. I will be discussing important times, the building of the artificial river, and politics. July 4, 1817, near Rome, New York, the first digging happened. New York began construction on what was to be one of the largest artificial waterways in the world. Some settlers shared an interest in modernization and commercial exchange. The European settlers were attracted to the region’s river valleys because of the connection to other markets they provided. It was all about exchanging with other markets to them, they
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