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Chronological Reasoning and Causation

Erie Canal: Construction and Opening

  1. Load Pencil drawing View showing progress of work on the Lock Section, at Lockport, 1839 in Main Image Viewer
  2. Load "Rates of Toll" issued by the Canal Board, Albany, 1876 in Main Image Viewer
  3. Load Early canal advocates. From David Hosack's memoir of DeWitt Clinton in Main Image Viewer
  4. Load Opening of the Erie Canal on October 26th, 1825 in Main Image Viewer

Suggested Teaching Instructions

Setting the Stage: Have students complete the Building the Erie Canal activity from PBS Learning Media before analyzing the document.