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Transportation



Matching
 
 
Match each term with the correct statement below.
a.
census
d.
National Road
b.
turnpike
e.
steamboat
c.
Erie Canal
 

 1. 

connected New York City and Buffalo
 

 2. 

the official count of population
 

 3. 

built by Ohio’s request
 

 4. 

helped river cities grow
 

 5. 

required travelers to pay
 

Short Answer
 

 6. 

Why were earlier steamboats like those invented by James Rumsey and John Fitch unable to travel on large rivers or in open water?
 

 7. 

The steamboat called the Clermont was developed by ____.
 

 8. 

What were two advantages river travel had over road travel?
 

 9. 

The first wave of westward expansion led to the admission of what four new states between 1791 and 1803?
 

 10. 

How did improved transportation affect the types of goods that Americans bought for their homes?
 



 
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