Aim: What affect did the Erie Canal have on the transportation system of the United States? Do Now: What forms of transportation do you think existed during the early to mid 1800s? Give examples. I. Wagon trails Oregon Trail Horse-drawn II. Erie Canal Steamboats Albany to Buffalo, New York Shipping freight (time & cost) NYC commerce Individual Task **Write in one TWEEC paragraph – answer your goal group question** Jefferson: What is the main idea and message of both of the quotes? Monroe: How do you know the Erie Canal is an important form of transportation? Erie Canal: How will the opening of the Erie Canal affect the United States? Dem-Republicans: How will the Erie Canal affect the economy of the United States?