Erie Canal

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US History
Chapter 11: Lesson 2
Moving West
Text pp. 302-307
Moving West
The first census in ____
revealed that most
Americans lived
__________________
__________________
__________________
__________________.
Moving West
The first census in
1790 revealed that
most Americans
lived between the
Appalachian
Mountains and the
Atlantic Ocean.
Moving West
Early pioneer families
tended to settle in
communities along
______________.
Moving West
Early pioneer families
tended to settle in
communities along
great rivers.
Moving West
In the late 1700s and early 1800s Americans
did a couple of things to improve the
movement of people and goods.
– They built ____________.
– They built ____________.
Moving West
In the late 1700s and early 1800s Americans
did a couple of things to improve the
movement of people and goods.
– They built roads.
– They built canals.
Daniel Boone & the Wilderness Road
In 1775 Daniel “Boone’s crew widened
___________________, cleared rocks
from the Cumberland Gap, cut down trees
in Kentucky, and marked the trail.”
- Discovering our Past, pp. 302-303
Daniel Boone & the Wilderness Road
In 1775 Daniel “Boone’s crew widened
Warriors’ Path, cleared rocks from the
Cumberland Gap, cut down trees in
Kentucky, and marked the trail.”
- Discovering our Past, pp. 302-303
Building Roadways
“Private companies built many __________,
or toll roads.”
Building Roadways
“Private companies built many turnpikes, or
toll roads.”
Building Roadways
Roads consisting of logs
laid side by side were
called _____________.
Building Roadways
Roads consisting of logs
laid side by side were
called corduroy roads.
Building Roadways
The ____________ connected Ohio with the
East.
Building Roadways
The National Road connected Ohio with the
East.
Traveling on Rivers
Beginning in the 1780s, ___________ were
used to power boats.
Traveling on Rivers
Beginning in the 1780s, steam engines were
used to power boats.
Traveling on Rivers
_______________ contributed to the growth
of river cities such as Cincinnati.
Traveling on Rivers
Steamboats contributed to the growth of
river cities such as Cincinnati.
__________________
The ___________ extended from New York
City to Buffalo and was 363 miles long.
The Erie Canal
The Erie Canal extended from New York
City to Buffalo and was 363 miles long.
The Erie Canal
A series of ____ along a canal work like an
escalator to help raise and lower boats up
and down hills.
The Erie Canal
A series of locks along a canal work like an
escalator to help raise and lower boats up
and down hills.
Panama Canal locks
The Move West Continues
Pioneer women in the West would get
together for _______________________.
The Move West Continues
Pioneer women in the West would get
together for quilting and sewing parties.
The Move West Continues
Pioneer men would take part in __________
and sports such as __________________.
The Move West Continues
Pioneer men would take part in corn husking
and sports such as wrestling.
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