The Rise Of The 19th Century Essay

767 Words Nov 23rd, 2015 4 Pages
The 1790’s to the 1840’s was a period where the colonial people had a chance to revolutionize the very way of their living. They did this throughout many different ways, some unsuccessfully, but the majority impacted the people in a substantial way. The way these people would live their lives depicted the way they were looked at. Although, there are many different ways the people’s lives would change, house advancement, travel and music were the most prominent. “There is more travelling in the Unites States than in any part of the world, “commented a writer in a Boston newspaper in 1828.” Therefore, the people of the colonies had to innovate or construct other means of travel. This would make it easier on their everyday lives and perhaps give a lead over other ‘nations’. “The most radical changes in the speed, scale, and experience of traveling came with the application of newly emerging transportation technologies-the rail-road, the steamboat, the building of canals-to American conditions.” These very emerging advancements dominated the colonial time period, and especially the American people. “Americans made the immense effort of building good roads only where population, commerce and traffic were dense enough to promise a return on the investment to the company or community.” Americans still practice many of these modes of transportation, such as horseback, steam boats, etc. Although, Americans would invent new different ways of moving about and abandon some of the…

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