Learning Exercise

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This assignment explores how the Industrial Revolution and Western movement changed the lives of Americans.
Course: US History I

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Pros and Cons: Transportation was a growing service in the first half of the nineteenth century. However, the country was a large place and the various types of transportations were limited by various factors. Look at the map showing the transportation routes and trails at the following site: http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/S?ammem/gmd:@FILREQ(@field(SUBJ+@od1(Post+roads--United+States--Maps--Early+works+to+1800+))+@FIELD(COLLID+trnsmap)) . Make a list of the pros and cons of using each type of transportation during the first 50 years of the nineteenth century. Post your list to the discussion board. As a class, come up with the top three pros and cons of the transportation system between the years 1800-1850.


Technical Notes

Author Pattie Morton


Economic Revolution: Transportation and Communication

Type of Task

Learning Objectives

Identify and assess the impact of transportation and communication innovations in the first half of the Nineteenth Century.