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Glossary Term – Event
Construction of the Erie Canal began in July 1817. The canal, designed to connect the Great Lakes to Albany, officially opened in 1825.
Objectives Students will examine primary documents and secondary sources to analyze effects of technology on economic growth in the first half of the nineteenth century. Students will be able to identify the major economic trends of the first half of the nineteenth century. Students will be able to identify how technological advances in transportation in the first half of the nineteenth century changed the economy of the U.S. and the government relationship to that economy. ...