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1: Canal: An artificial waterway for navigation or for draining or irrigating land. By: Autumn Huju

2: THROUGH THEIR EYES: How did people in the 1800's view their world? They saw a place full of new work opportunities and a fresh start. How did their worldview affect their choices and actions? Since the West hadn't been moved into, they saw even more space to be used and more trading opportunities.

3: What values, skills, and forms of knowledge did people need to succeed in the 1800's? Both men & women had to know how to do work around the house & on farms. | How did all groups of people in the U.S. view the invention of the canal? Many people weren't totally for the construction of canals, but after DeWitt Clinton became involved, the construction was underway.

4: CAUSE AND EFFECT What caused the canal to be invented? With people moving further West, there had to be a means of transportation and communication. The rivers were a great means for transportation so an English and Dutch invention was used. The canal.

5: Who invented the canal? Andrew Yarrington invented the canal in England. In the Americas, DeWitt Clinton was a strong supporter of the construction of canals here. He was part of the reason the Erie Canal was built.

6: Why did DeWitt Clinton want to build canals in the Americas? It would be a reliable way of transportation along the rivers. | Who did not support the construction of canals? Any Native Americans that were displaced because of the building of the canals wouldn't have been too anxious for the construction...

7: WHAT WERE THE EFFECTS OF THE CANAL? The canals made travel and trading on the other side of the Appalacian Mountains easier. The canals allowed people to move further West.

8: Turning points: | How did the use of the canal significantly transform people's lives, communities, and the world? | Everyone was able to travel, transport, and trade more easily and in a more reliable way than before the canal was built in the U.S.

9: How did the use of the canal affect future choices in the U.S? It changed where goods were transported, the accessibility of goods in different places, and the means of mobility throughout the U.S. Along with the speed of transportation.

10: CHANGE AND CONTINUITY: | What has changed with the canal since it was first built? More canals were built. The Panama Canal, for instance, in 1904. Canals are sometimes used for irrigation too. | What has remained the same with canals since they started in the U.S? They are still used for transportation means on the rivers of the Americas.

11: Who has benefited from the canal? Anyone who transports goods for a living now has a reliable route for travel! | Who has not benefited from the canal? | Like what was mentioned earlier: Any Native Americans who were displaced when the construction began were probably not happy with the change and didn't exactly get to use the canals.

12: Using the past: How is the canal the same as something today? Well, canals are still used today. We still use them in the same way that they were used in the 1800's. | How is the canal different than something today? | Canals today are more advanced, deeper, and wider than they were in the 1800's.

13: How did the construction of the canal tell us about the history in the 1800's? It shows us how much trade and travel were valued. They were beginning to broaden their horizons and get much better at inventing and constructing.

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