African Methodist Episcopal Church
Subsistence farming and commercial farming
Robert Fulton and the Clermont
Robert Fulton and Robert Livingston introduced steamboat Cleront on the Hudson River and got a monopoly on ferry service between NY and NJ
Gibbons v. Ogden
Competitors filed suit to break Fulton-Livingston monopoly and Supreme court ruled in favor of plantiffs. Effect --> state-granted monopolies collapsed and steamboats were used more and more
Thought of as crazy but connected Lake Erie with Hudson River. Started canal boom and greatly reduced price of shipping
Waltham and Lowell Mills
The Young Man's Guide and Letters to Mothers
Squatters and speculators
Speculators --> bought up land to sell to farmers. Squatters --> just moved into land, simple people, wanted to keep their land (Preemtion)
Cotton gin, Eli Whitney, interchangeable parts
The "moving frontier"
Refers to the line of settlement that kept on moving further and further west, AND ALSO that farmers kept moving to find more land
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