AP US History Chapter 11
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First national road building project funded by Congress. It made travel and transportation of goods much easier because it was one continuous road that was in good condition.
highways. They were made in the transpiration revolution. Also made in that revolution were steamboats and rail roads. examples of the highway were the national road and Mazeville road. Andrew Jackson Vetoed it. He thought that states should pay for their own expenses
the first one was invented by Nicholas Roosevelt in 1812 and it could carry both cargo and passengers; it earned a lot of profit and became popular and were considered luxurious; even though the were dangerous, they were worth it
Human-made waterways which were used to connect the storage basins to a network of ditches which brought the water to the fields.
American inventor who designed the first commercially successful steamboat and the first steam warship (1765-1815)
a 363-mile-long artificial waterway connecting the Hudson River with Lake Erie, built between 1817 and 1825
Mode of transportation that largely supplants canals by 1850s
He was a British mechanic that moved to America and in 1791 invented the first American machine for spinning cotton. He is known as "the Father of the Factory System" and he started the idea of child labor in America's factories.
Conditions in the mills were really bad. The factories had to be kept humid so the windows were shut and the air was sprayed with water. The machines were deafening and by the 1830s the mill owners reduced wages and sped up work schedules.
Second Bank of the United States
chartered in 1816, much like its predecessor of 1791 but with more capital; it could not forbid state banks from issuing notes, but its size and power enabled it to compel the state banks to issue only sound notes or risk being forced out of business.