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Go West Young Man!. Economic growth and Manifest Destiny. Railroads. Costs less to build than canals Move farther & faster Carry more weight Connect East & West. Eli Whitney’s Cotton Gin, 1791. Actually invented by a slave!. Eli Whitney’s Gun Factory. Interchangeable Parts Rifle.

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Go West Young Man!

Economic growth and Manifest Destiny


Railroads

  • Costs less to build than canals

  • Move farther & faster

  • Carry more weight

  • Connect East & West


Eli Whitney’s Cotton Gin, 1791

Actually invented by a slave!


Eli Whitney’s Gun Factory

Interchangeable Parts Rifle


OliverEvans

First automated flour mill

First prototype of the locomotive


Provided jobs

Increased speed of production

Less skill necessary

Textile Mills


Manifest Destiny

  • Moving west:

    • The desire of most Americans to own their own land

    • The discovery of gold and other valuable resources

    • The belief that the United States was destined to stretch across North America

  • Manifest – obvious

  • Destiny – fate

  • Americans obvious fate to expand from “sea to shining sea”


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