The Migration Of Westward Expansion Essay

774 Words Oct 2nd, 2016 4 Pages
The growing population of the Americas, westward expansion became more inevitable. The soil in the east wasn’t able to keep up with the increasing crowded population, and the rich westward soil peaked many farmers interested. However, before the transportation revolution there was no way to get there. We can watch as the new transportation technologies grow, the westward expansion does as well. The new transportation technologies such as the canals, steamboats, and early railroads the bound the each and west, as well as the North and South throughout the early 1800s. They allowed an increasingly efficient means of traversing the country side, accelerating expanse of land throughout North American which we call manifest destiny. Just as John C. Calhoun argued, these interval improvements of transportation powerfully “[bound] all sections of the nation together.” With the growing western front, a system was needed to connect the continually growing west to the eastern markets. There were already existing turnpikes that were privately owned and took tolls for a profit. However, as the west grew the need for a means of public transportation with government support grew. However, James Madison was strongly against the use of national funding for transportation said “I am not unaware of the great importance of roads and canals and the improved navigation of water courses” (Madison 1). But Calhoun effectively argued against Madison and laid out benefits brought from building the…

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