The Story of the Erie Canal in the United States

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A densely forested pass in the Appalachian mountains was cut through using instruments like the ax and the shovel. The engineers and workers constructed locks, and by-passed waterfalls. After the canal was opened for traffic, many cities sprang upon its banks. It facilitated trade between the East and the West. The young nation became a well-knit nation because of the canal&nbsp. According to the author, if the canal had not been built during that time, the western states of the United States might have formed a separate nation. A densely forested pass in the Appalachian mountains was cut through using instruments like the ax and the shovel. The engineers and workers constructed locks, and by-passed waterfalls. After the canal was opened for traffic, many cities sprang upon its banks. It facilitated trade between the East and the West. The young nation became a well-knit nation because of the canal&nbsp. According to the author, if the canal had not been built during that time, the western states of the United States might have formed a separate nation. Financing the huge project was another hurdle to be overcome as well as creating public awareness about the advantages of the project.&nbsp. The story of the Erie canal is very inspiring, and the engineers and workmen who achieved it in spite of many hardships are praiseworthy. I do not agree with the author that the West would have become a separate nation if the canal had not been built at that time.&nbsp.