The Canal Era
"Seneca Chief" by Charles Rakeman
(Source: Federal Highway Administration)
The canals that were built in the first half of the 19th century
A) were all funded by private investors
B) raised the cost of transporting goods
C) were eventually surpassed by railroads as a means of cheap and fast transportation of goods
D) usually required very little labor or engineering to construct
E) increased the time it took to transport goods
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