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Transportation Revolution Slide Show


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Transportation Revolution Slide Show

  1. 1. Brett Hour 3 Turnpikes, Canals, trails, railroads, steamboats 1791 - 1860
  2. 2. Lancaster Turnpike 1794 Lancaster Turnpike (red)
  3. 3. National Road (Cumberland Road) 1811 591 miles
  4. 4. Invented by John McAdam who used 2-inch broken stones in a layer 6-10 inches deep. Compaction of the material was dependent on traffic . $3,500 per mile
  5. 5. $1,500 per mile Introduced to America in the 1840’s
  6. 6. Robert Fulton Clermont (“Fulton’s Folly”) 1807
  7. 7. Erie Canal Completed in 1825 Governor DeWitt Clinton
  8. 10. one horse could haul on rails a load of freight equal to the effort of twelve horses on a turnpike
  9. 11. First steam locomotive in America
  10. 12. More railroads in North
  11. 15. Transcontinental Railroad
  12. 16. <ul><li>1 Louisiana Purchase of 1803: which increased the land holdings of the United States by some 568 million acres, essentially doubling the size of the nation </li></ul><ul><li>2 the War of 1812: which brought attention to the need for communication with and security for the interior portions of the nation; </li></ul><ul><li>3 the westward migration: which required the ability to handle people and goods between the East and new western settlements and which also resulted in an emerging political base in the West with which the Eastern establishments had to deal. </li></ul>
  13. 17. <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>The American Pageant – 13 th Edition </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>