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Am History I

Unit 5 Lesson 1: Things

canal a man made waterway that allowed passengers of boats or ships inland. It also helped connect Midwest farmers to the northeast and world
cotton gin a farming tool that made it easier to remove seeds from cotton
fifty four forty or fight a phrase which referred to the latitude lines of the northern boundary of the Oregon territory over which England and America were arguing.
hand cart a wagon that goods were placed in which is pushed by a person
internal improvements roads, bridges, canals, and other similar projects that help make travel easier.
mechanical reaper a farming tool that made it easier to harvest wheat
railroads allowed for travel year around and was comfortable for passengers
steamboats could go upstream or downstream and cut traveling costs and made travel faster
steel plow a farming tool that made tilling up the ground much easier
trails used in the 1800's that made traveling west much easier for settlers
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