Bell Ringer 4/15 • How did the Industrial Revolution indirectly help cause the Civil War? • How did the Industrial Revolution change the labor force (people who are working) in the U.S.?
Erie Canal Video • What is the Erie Canal? • How did it affect American Society? http://www.history.com/shows/america-the-story-of-us/videos/building-the-erie-canal
Internal Improvements • Innovations in transportation • Wide variety of ways to travel now
Canals • Man-made channels of water • Used for transporting goods and people • Connected cities like never before What was the famous canal discussed earlier?
Steam Boats • Steam powered engines • Invented by Robert Fulton 1807 • Much faster than a paddle
Railroads Why might dropping shipping costs be important? • Trains changed the way we travel over land • Dropped the cost of shipping by 60% • Helped expand the West
National Road • 1st major road built by the US • Connected several states • Helped settlers move Westward
Ipad Time • Finish your Web Quest and turn them in. • Go back to my website under the “Industrial Revolution” folder and click on Urban Game