west ward expanse

west ward expanse

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  • A steamboat built in 1807 by Robert Fulton. First steamboat to be commercially successful in American waters.
  •  Railroads would eventually replace the canal. By 1869 the first transcontinental railroad was completed connecting the Atlantic Coast to the Pacific Coast.
  • Brought workers and machinery together in one place to produce goods.  Brought the factory system to America in 1789 and built the first factory in the United States in 1793. Now workers and equipment could be placed under one roof to produce goods faster and cheaper than ever before. but they are a lot f people move away to the west because it was bad for your helth
  • people moved west to get a new life started and away form the big city and the factories that were there. people also can west to get more land. 
  • people moved west for the big gold rush that occured in california lots of people gave wanting to get rich fast.
  •  Interchangeable parts are identical, machine-made parts for a tool or instrument. Eli Whitney used this concept to make muskets for the army. Before interchangeable parts, individual gunsmiths would make the parts for muskets. If the part broke it was very difficult to replace, because the parts were handmade. Now the parts could be replaced quickly because all parts for guns could be made identically. This concept was soon adapted by manufacturers for all sorts of other goods.
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