Impact of the Chenango and Erie Canals

The Erie Canal opened in 1825 to much fanfare and celebration, connecting New York City and the Atlantic Ocean with the Great Lakes. The success of the Erie Canal led to the building of other canals.  This allowed agricultural and factory made goods, as well as people, to move cheaper and with greater speed from New York City to western New York.  Canals created different opportunities to work outside the farm and home as Hosea Dimmick decided to do in 1845.

Impact of the Erie and Chenango Canals PowerPoint

Impact of the Erie and Chenango Canals Lesson Plan

Analyzing a Broadside Activity Worksheet

 Economic Impact of Canals Activity Sheet