DeWitt Clinton

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  • Dewitt Clinton Changed America Summary

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    This book describes what one person did to elevate his status by many different people. Through politics DeWitt Clinton changed America by developing new ideas for the state of New York. His handprint can be seen today from the accomplishments some people may see from him. A presidential candidate who lost to James Madison in the election of 1812 thought his turn would be over, but in fact it was just the beginning for him. Becoming a mayor and governor of New York and living up to a legacy that

  • America 's Great Canal : The Erie Canal

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    America’s Great Canal: The Erie Canal During the 1800’s there was no clear passage to take from New York to the American west. This created an issue as the expense to transport goods such as wheat and flour would be a costly amount of approximately $100 per ton. Due to the Appalachian Mountains New York was secluded from much of western America. The Canal took approximately nine years to be completed, despite funding issues that were presented the canal proved to be an expense well made. The Erie

  • Stan Lee Contributions

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    Stan Lee is a very influential person in the comic book world. After reading comics he went to high school.Upon graduating High School in 1936 he started writing comics. Lee grew up and lived in New York City until he moved to Hollywood where he still lives today.Stan Lee has made many contributions to the area of cartoons and movies.For example, his most famous comic, Captain America has influenced kids around the world. Many have fallen in love with the superhero created by Stan Lee. When Stan

  • What Was The Erie Canal

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    with their rapids and waterfalls, Clinton’s idea was an excellent one. He worked hard to promote the idea of the waterway, even as skeptics continued to call the plan, Clinton’s Ditch or Clinton’s Folly. Because of the hard work and perseverance of Clinton, the Erie Canal became a successful engineering project. New York’s terrain was complex, but the canal, four feet deep and forty feet wide, traversed through fields, forests and cliffs and included eighty-three locks. These locks were structures used

  • The Artificial River Response Paper

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    over Nature, Reducing time and distance, Politics of land and water, Politics of Business and The Perils of Progress all of which I will touch on throughout the paper. In chapter 1, Visions of Progress reveals this vision of well known governor DeWitt Clinton who plans to build the Erie Canal both had representation of growing commitment in the North to the culture of improvement” (pg.25). Individuals the Sheriff identify as

  • Expansion Of Westward Expansion

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    The United States became a continental nation with the purchase of Louisiana from France in 1803 and the settlement of the lands beyond the Appalachian Mountains. Westward expansion fueled conflict with Native populations and led to their forced removal. By 1820, 2 million Americans lived west of the Appalachians, out of a total national population of 10 million. The regional cultures that had developed along the Atlantic Coast New England, Middle Atlantic, Chesapeake, and Carolinas were transplanted

  • Water Transportation in the Jacksonian Era Essay

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    Water Transportation in the Jacksonian Era Water travel assisted heavily with transportation of goods and people from the American north-east to the west, which would eventually create a separation from the south. Before any canals were even built, there was a great demand for better transportation to and from the west. During this time of exploration, something was necessary in order for settlement to progress. After the canals were built, people living in to north grew exceedingly wealthy

  • The Artificial River Summary

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    individuals were what Sheriff calls “adherents to the practical republicanism” who believed that “the nation’s common good depended on prosperity, individual opportunity and an equal emphasis on rural and urban growth” (p.24). Most prominently, Governor DeWitt Clinton acted in this project. A rather gigantic project such as the Erie Canal would further their visions of progress. The next chapter, "The Triumph of Art over Nature," explores in greater detail the beliefs of upstate New Yorkers. Accordingly, problems

  • The Erie Canal : Aspects Of The Artificial River

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    Shelby McVey Ms. Taylor D.C U.S History 25 October 2017 Aspects of the Erie Canal The idea of an artificial river, otherwise known as the Erie Canal, broke ground in the year 1817. Many marveled at the ease and complexity the Canal provided, linking a series of port towns together for trade. The Canal brought an economic boom, along with a boost in moral from the New Yorkers living and working along the route. However in an effort to not change the rural lifestyles of those within the Canal route

  • Little Falls History

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    proposed the survey to president Jefferson he turned it down and canalling was dropped out of legislation for that year (Bond of Union). Hawley’s draft was then left with Surveyor-General De Witt Clinton to try and push it back into congress. Lawmakers in New York only met four months out of the year so Clinton, Thomas Eddy, Peter Porter, James Geddes, William North, Gouverneur Morris, and Stephen Van Rensselaer, all canal commissioners, traveled the thirty-hour tour up the Hudson to do surveying without