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Title: By Mr. Griffin


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  • By Mr. Griffin

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Goal for today!
  • Become familiar with facts about the Erie Canal
  • Identify where the Erie Canal is located
  • Explain how the Erie Canal has impacted NY State
  • Name advantages of shipping on the Erie Canal
    in the 1800s

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Erie Canal Map
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Canal Facts
  • October 26, 1825 first passage through canal from
    Lake Erie to New York City.
  • 363 miles in length, 40 or - feet wide, depth
    varies
  • 77 locks, 90 feet by 15 feet
  • Total lockage 655 feet

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Erie Canal Pictures
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What are some advantages that the canal
creates?!?!!
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What advantage did the Erie Canal provide to
factories?
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Canal Facts
  • Although the canal was first proposed in 1699, it
    was not until 1798 that the Niagara Canal Company
    was incorporated and commenced preparations for
    building.
  • Why did it take so long to commence building?
  • What events took place between 1699 and 1798?

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  • The completion of the Erie Canal in New York in
    1825 marked the beginning of the American canal
    era, as the residents of virtually every state in
    the Union scrambled to begin canal projects.

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Rochester, NY and the Erie Canal
  • Year Population
  • - 15
  • 1820- 1,502
  • - 9,207
  • 1850- 36,403
  • 1900- 162,608
  • 1920- 295,750

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New York City
  • The tremendous amount of trade and revenue
    generated by the Erie Canal helped New York City
    quickly became America's premier port and
    commercial city.

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The Erie Canal Corridor
The area has a population of 2.7 million about
75 of Central and Western New York's population
lives within 25 miles (40 km) of the Erie Canal.
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How did the Erie Canal impact cities?
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What are locks?
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Lockport Pictures
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Video Clip
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Near Buffalo
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ReviewBenefits from the Erie Canal
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Day 2 Why were some people unhappy with the
Erie Canal?
  • Erie Canal
  • PIRATES!!!
  • DBQ
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