While we generally think of the transportation revolution in America as starting with the railroads in the 1830s, there were several developments taking place before that that had already helped tie the nation east of the Mississippi together: the National Road, various canals, steamboats, the U.S.Postal Service, and newspapers. This PowerPoint and reading trace all of these developments along with a flowchart that unfolds slide by slide and picture essays on the hazards of steam explosions, the gangs of New York, and the heyday of the whaling industry along with the above mentioned topics.
For the accompanying text, go to View then to Notes Page in slide one.
For free views of all the flowcharts, go to www.flowofhistory.com
FC.5.5 The Transportation Revolution in America (1815-30)
by Chris Butler
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