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Election of 1836• A new political party appears – Whigs• Whigs run three candidates in hope the vote  will have to go to t...
Election of 1840• Van Buran vs. William Henry Harrison• Harrison wins and gives long speech• Dies from pneumonia just 4 we...
• Whig party turn from him• All his cabinet resigns
Election of 1844• James K Polk is elected for the Whigs
Changing American Life
TRANSPORTATION• Need roads to go west• Wilderness Road  – Daniel Boone helped    with this road  – First federally funded ...
• Travel by water was difficult• Steamboat was invented  – Robert Fulton
• Use of canals• Canal – shallow, manmade water highway that  connects two bodies of water• Erie Canal was most famous
• Railroads  – Peter Cooper did    first major trial of    railroad  – Better travel than    the canals
COMMUNICATION• Telegraph  – Samuel F. B. Morse invented it  – Came about because of a need from the railroads  – Used duri...
INDUSTRY• Industrial Revolution  – Happened in the North first• Factory System  – Collect many workers in one place and tu...
• Samuel Slater  – Left England to come to US with knowledge
• Elias Howe and Isaac Singer  – Created sewing machine
Singer
Eli Whitney• Created  interchangeable  parts for his gun  production
AGRICULTURE• New equipment enabled the farmer to  improve methods and lower costs
• John Deere  – Created the steel    plow
• Cyrus McCormick  – Created the reaper,    which cut and    harvested grain
• Eli Whitney  – Created cotton gin which cleaned cotton quickly
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    1. 1. Election of 1836• A new political party appears – Whigs• Whigs run three candidates in hope the vote will have to go to the House• Plan backfires• Martin Van Buren wins
    2. 2. Election of 1840• Van Buran vs. William Henry Harrison• Harrison wins and gives long speech• Dies from pneumonia just 4 weeks after taking office• John Tyler is now president
    3. 3. • Whig party turn from him• All his cabinet resigns
    4. 4. Election of 1844• James K Polk is elected for the Whigs
    5. 5. Changing American Life
    6. 6. TRANSPORTATION• Need roads to go west• Wilderness Road – Daniel Boone helped with this road – First federally funded highway
    7. 7. • Travel by water was difficult• Steamboat was invented – Robert Fulton
    8. 8. • Use of canals• Canal – shallow, manmade water highway that connects two bodies of water• Erie Canal was most famous
    9. 9. • Railroads – Peter Cooper did first major trial of railroad – Better travel than the canals
    10. 10. COMMUNICATION• Telegraph – Samuel F. B. Morse invented it – Came about because of a need from the railroads – Used during the Mexican War
    11. 11. INDUSTRY• Industrial Revolution – Happened in the North first• Factory System – Collect many workers in one place and turn out many similar items in one day – Britain forbade anyone with knowledge of factories to leave Britain.
    12. 12. • Samuel Slater – Left England to come to US with knowledge
    13. 13. • Elias Howe and Isaac Singer – Created sewing machine
    14. 14. Singer
    15. 15. Eli Whitney• Created interchangeable parts for his gun production
    16. 16. AGRICULTURE• New equipment enabled the farmer to improve methods and lower costs
    17. 17. • John Deere – Created the steel plow
    18. 18. • Cyrus McCormick – Created the reaper, which cut and harvested grain
    19. 19. • Eli Whitney – Created cotton gin which cleaned cotton quickly
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