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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

Go West Young Man!

Economic growth and Manifest Destiny


Railroads
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


Textile mills

Provided jobs

Increased speed of production

Less skill necessary

Textile Mills


Manifest destiny
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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