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Teaching Canals and Railroads

Canals and Railroads

The Erie Canal was an instant success. Goods that had previously cost one dollar to ship overland from Buffalo to New York City could now be sent for less than a dime—and in half the time. Not long after the success of the canal systems, a greater improvement in transportation was introduced—the railroad.

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How did canals and railroads transform transportation in the United States?


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