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BRIEF DESCRIPTION ABOUT THE U.S. MOVING WESTWARD, AND THE MEANS WHICH THEY USED

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Americans move westward1

  1. 1. AMERICANS MOVE WESTWARD
  2. 2. AMERICANS MOVE WESTWARD  AMERICANS SAW AN URGENT NEED TO IMPROVE TRANSPORTATION BOTH ON LAND AND WATER IN THE U.S.
  3. 3. IMPROVEMENTS TO ROADS   PEOPLE WANTED TO MOVE WEST BUT TRAVEL WAS DIFFICULT SETTLERS IN THE WEST NEEDED WAYS TO TRANSPORT GOODS TO EASTERN MARKETS
  4. 4. IMPROVEMENTS TO ROADS   CORDUROY ROADS WERE LINES OF LOGS THAT LOOKED LIKE CORDUROY CLOTH THESE ROADS KEPT THE WAGONS FROM SINKING BUT MADE THE RIDE NOISY AND VERY BUMPY
  5. 5. WHAT WAS THE SOLUTION AMERICANS DEVELOPED FOR NEW METHODS OF TRANSPORTATION?  BETTER ROADS  CANALS  STEAMBOATS
  6. 6. AMERICANS DEVELOPED NEW METHODS OF TRANSPORTATION   FLATBOATS WERE TAKEN DOWN THE OHIO RIVER INTO IN, KY, AND IL FLATBOATS WERE BARGES USED FOR RIVER TRAVEL
  7. 7. AMERICANS DEVELOPED NEW METHODS OF TRANSPORTATION    SETTLERS TRAVELING WEST NEEDED BETTER ROADS TO PAY FOR ROADS, ROAD BUILDERS COLLECTED TOLLS. THESE TOLLS WERE CALLED TURNPIKES
  8. 8. AMERICANS DEVELOPED NEW METHODS OF TRANSPORTATION  CONGRESS SET ASIDE MONEY FOR A NATIONAL ROAD LEADING FROM MD TO WV.
  9. 9. AMERICANS DEVELOPED NEW METHODS OF TRANSPORTATION   WATER TRAVEL WAS CHEAPER, FASTER AND MORE COMFORTABLE THAN ROAD TRAVEL IN 1807, ROBERT FULTON LAUNCHED A SUCCESSFUL STEAMBOAT CALLED THE CLERMONT
  10. 10. AMERICANS DEVELOPED NEW METHODS OF TRANSPORTATION
  11. 11. AMERICANS DEVELOPED NEW METHODS OF TRANSPORTATION  STEAMBOATS BEGAN TO CARRY PEOPLE AND GOODS QUICKLY AND CHEAPLY
  12. 12. AMERICANS DEVELOPED NEW METHODS OF TRANSPORTATION   AMERICANS ALSO BEGAN TO BUILD CANALS THE ERIE CANAL LET WESTERN FARMERS SHIP THEIR GOODS TO NY CITY

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