The Erie Canal - Encyclopedia Britannica

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The Erie Canal

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Following the American Revolutiory War, distance and difficult terrain made the western frontier of the newly formed United States seem like a world apart from the thirteen Atlantic-seaboard colonies. To better preserve the union, as well as advance the country's fledgling independent economy, a group of statesmen proposed building a cal that would connect these unified yet disparate locations. At first considered a ""folly,"" the Erie Cal wound up achieving those lofty goals and more. Readers uncover the reasons and strategies behind the building of the cal, and the ways in which this crucial waterway facilitated U.S. westward expansion.

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The Erie Canal. 2017. EPUB.

The Erie Canal. 2017. EPUB.

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