The Erie Canal Changed America

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Why was the Erie Canal so important? The Erie Canal made many differences to the U.S and they were good changes. Historians want to know how the Erie Canal changed America. The Erie Canal changed America by north having a huge advantage in the civil war, made New York rich, population increased in the north. The Erie Canal gave a big advantage to the north in the civil war. As we all know the north won the civil war but not a lot of people know why? The Erie Canal went right through the north and because of that New York became rich and had a lot of money. The south had not a lot of money. Since the south had no money they could not buy weapons for the war. What would happen if the north lost the civil war?
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