In this lesson, you have learned about the construction of the Erie Canal, and the effect that the canal had on the United States, especially New York. You will now write an essay that shares what you have learned and what you think about it.
Final Assignment Instructions
Begin by reviewing your notes. Click "My Work" above and view or print out the screen. Then:
Choose one of the topics below and write an essay.
Organize your response so that it includes at least three supporting details that you have learned from the reading passage, video, and other materials in this lesson.
Use at least three vocabulary words (or a form of the words) as part of your supporting details. For example, for the word jump, you could use jumps, jumped, or jumping.
Describe at least three goals in building the Erie Canal across upstate New York. Include in your answer how each of these goals was reached.
How did the Erie Canal change the economy of New York City and the United States?