The first period from 1825-1850 is the strongest period of the canal industry. The Erie Canal was a success with transport and as a source of revenue. The railroads during this time didn’t carry much freight until the end of this period, but over time passengers moved toward the railroad for transportation instead of the canal. The Erie Canal was so successful early on that it tended to stunt the growth and development of the railroads within New York. In 1841, the Western Railway reached Greenbush opposite Albany thus giving Boston a direct if somewhat disconnected rail route to Buffalo.
New York, the city of dreams, the land of riches, all because of the great canal. Begun in the 1817 and opened in its entirety 1825, the Erie Canal is considered the engineering marvel of the 19th century and will be that way for many years to come. The canal was 363 miles long and connected New York to the Great Lakes. The once derided as "Clinton's Folly" which is now known as the Erie Canal alternated by creating a vibrant economy, spreading religion, and growth in population along the new transportation network. The Erie Canal has a considerably colossal effect on not only enhancing New York but also quickly escalating America's incomes.
New England emerged as the leading manufacturing center as a result of the abundant waterpower the region held for driving new machinery and seaports for shipping goods. The decline of maritime and industry made capital available for manufacturing and the decrease of farming in the region brought ready labor supply. As the factory system expanded, it encouraged the growth of financial businesses such as banking and insurance. Transportation including roads and canals such as Pennsylvania 's Lancaster Turnpike and the Erie Canal stimulated economic growth. Another factor that impacted the region was Eli Whitney 's brilliant mechanical invention of interchangeable parts that became the basis for mass production methods in the new rising factories that were sprouting and
The Clock’s Impact The invention of the clock helped to bring a massive change not only in America but other countries around the world. However, it was not until the Industrial Revolution that they began to receive popularity due to its efficiency in being able to tell when the steam train would arrive. In class, we talked about the influence trains had on time and how it impacted people to direct their schedule according to the change in time rather than looking up to the sun. Trains were a major improvement in reducing the time needed to reach a certain point or destination, and helped to bring a new type of transportation that was not only fast but efficient as well. The clock helped people to adapt to the new change and ease them in the process of getting comfortable with work from that point on.
The British used India’s abundance of resources to their advantage. Britain’s trade with India in 1860 was six times more than British trade was with Egypt and it was twelve times more than British trade with Brazil. By 1866, India's trade with Britain escalated. Britain gained an abundance of resources, while India received little in return (Doc 1). Britain bought India's natural resources, such as cotton, cheaply, and would then use their Industrial machines to make exceptional goods, which they sold back to the Indian people at a higher price (Doc 2).This was extremely profitable for the British (Imperialism in India).
During the early 1800’s, Robert Fulton developed the first commercial steamboat with the aid of Robert R. Livingston. This invention “secured American economic stability and influenced everyday life for over a century”. The steamboat made transportation much for efficient by shortening the time traveled, including that of upstream navigation. While Fulton and Livingston are the primary creators for this innovative invention, they do not deserve monopolies. Fulton and Livingston did however, create and extend a monopoly which the Supreme Court declared unconstitutional because of their excessive control of trade.
After the war of 1812, a revolution took over transportation, leading to the Market Revolution. People in power realized that it was necessary to improve the country’s transportation network in order to keep up with the growing economy. The invention of the steamboat brought economic development to the trans-Appalachian west. The Erie Canal, which was the longest man-made waterway, linked the region around the Great Lakes to the Atlantic coast, through the Hudson River. Additionally, railroads were built to improve the speed of commerce.
National affairs were majorly effected, especially expansion. Funding and grants for railroads went from around thirty-one million acres of land in 1863 to one hundred twenty-nine thousand in 1870. On the other hand the funding for harbors and rivers went from thirty-four thousand dollars in 1862 to around eight million in 1880 (Doc 6). After the transcontinental railroad was built the desire for railroad expansion lessened immensely. As the Civil war concluded the nation needed to rebuild itself more people were employed to create harbors to connect the nation with foreign countries, and the north, south and west even more.
After improving the courts, he improved living conditions for one third of the nation. While it had some faults, the New Deal significantly increased governmental support for lower-class people and improved economic conditions within the country. The Progressive period, which lasted 1900 to 1945, was a time of vigorous activity. Many new ideas and reforms emerged. There were also many new inventions and discoveries that radically changed manufacturing and industry within the United States.
The Erie Canal was the start of great economic growth in America, but specifically New York. As Document 1A states, “By 1825, the Erie Canal gave another boost to New York’s already busy seaports.”(Doc 1.) This lets us know that although the seaports in New York were fairly busy, the Erie Canal made it one of the leading seaports in America. The Canal not only boosted the seaports, but it had a lot more success than dirt roads used. Using the canal, you can get to where you need to be within 8 days, rather than 21 days in a wagon.
Either way would you rather buy a city for 10 million dollars or 524.8 million acres and the city for 15 million dollars, would you decline a deal of that value? If Jefferson were to purchase the Louisiana territory, like he should, we 'll take control of the massive Mississippi River. This river we have been using since it was discover this river is essential for trade our country needs foreign resources and money from trades. Let alone this river helps with our economics such as cheaper, less dangerous travel trading, and fishing this river will help our economic system
The Erie Canal region is used as a microcosm to determine the different changes in geography, environment, government, and the economy. The middle class had demanded, and influenced, a change in the way that trade worked the period before the civil war. With this change came the import of new/scarce foods that New Yorkers typically didn 't have access to such as oysters. The transformation of this region as a result of the Erie Canal is organized around six topics, each of which is covered by a chapter. Governor DeWitt Clinton was the pioneer who led this expedition in an effort to show the public that he was dedicated to technological progress for the people of the north.
These new forms of transportation shaped the United States into the place that it is today. Before the 1800s, there were two early roads, Forbes and Wilderness Road. In 1811, the National Road known as Cumberland Road was built to reach Western settlements, because they needed a road to ship farm products that connect East and West. The National Road passed thousand of wagons and coaches. John F. Stover states in American Railroads, “The rich agricultural production of the country, the small but expanding factories of eastern cities, and the largely untapped natural resources of the nation-all of these called for improvements in transport.”(Stover1) Stover said that transportation was important because of getting goods
During this time period, transportation by water was the fastest and the cheapest way to carry mass products (“Industrial Revolution Research”)(“Ransdell”). The shipping industry carried coal, lumber, ore, cotton and other products to different areas (“Inland Waterways”). Cities and small towns relied on the waterways to develop their economy, such as St. Louis, Cincinnati and others. The waterways enabled the people such as merchants, traders, and explorers to the new land and lives. Thriving places where waterways were lacking new canals were constructed, for instance, the Erie Canal (“River Towns, River Networks”).
During the 18th century there was many technology advances some that changed society in a positive manner and some that influenced negatively. In 1800 Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin, this invention helped the industry in a positive way. The cotton gin was able to remove the seeds from cotton in a more timely manner. In the United States the removal of the seeds from cotton was done by slaves,with the ability to remove the seeds faster it helped to put an end to slavery. With the new inventions it created more jobs for the society.