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    Philip Schuyler and Elkanah Watson are in fact the true progenitors of this magnificent waterway With the help of Robert Troup s pamphlet published in John Henry Hobart Establishes Hobart College Date s February 14 1821 to February 20 1823 Location Tag s Geneva College Education Upstate New York Hobart College Geneva In 1822 Bishop John Henry Hobart established Geneva College in the small western town of Geneva New York Bishop John Henry Hobart born September 14 1775 Hobart excelled in schooling from the early stages of his life starting with his education at Episcopal Academy in Pennsylvania and went on to attend the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University This high level of education prepared Elizabeth Ricord Opens Female Seminary in Upstate New York Date s May 1829 to 1829 Location Tag s Civil Society Politics Church Religious Activity Women s Seminaries women s education Education In May 1829 the Geneva Female Seminary opened for its first school year with only about 15 students It continued to grow and develop under the leadership of Elizabeth Ricord the founder and principal of the school and six years later enrolled over 120 students During the early American republic period hundreds of

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    Date s February 7 1821 Location ONTARIO New York Tag s Robert Troup DeWitt Clinton Philip Schuyler Elkanah Watson Internal Improvements Public Works Lake Canal Policy Politics Migration Transportation Market Revolution Erie Canal On February 7 1821 an article in the Geneva Palladium attempted to vindicate the claims of the progenitor of the Erie Canal The author of the article claimed that while DeWitt Clinton was often credited with the

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    1821 Once he arrived he immediately traveled to and settled in upstate New York after he bought a cheap plot of land The reason for its low price was because it was believed to be unprofitable soil But Johnston started to raise animals and slowly integrated his tile drainage idea throughout The Proclaimed Truth behind the Erie Canal Date s February 7 1821 Location ONTARIO New York Tag s Robert Troup DeWitt Clinton Philip Schuyler Elkanah Watson Internal Improvements Public Works Lake Canal Policy Politics Migration Transportation Market Revolution Erie Canal On February 7 1821 an article in the Geneva Palladium attempted to vindicate the claims of the progenitor of the Erie Canal The author of the article claimed that while DeWitt Clinton was often credited with the creation of the Erie Canal Philip Schuyler and Elkanah Watson are in fact the true progenitors of this magnificent waterway With the help of Robert Troup s pamphlet published in The first use of the Seneca Cayuga and Erie Canals to transport commodities across New York State Date s November 23 1823 Location CAYUGA New York Tag s Market Revolution Erie Canal Seneca Cayuga Canal Canal Economy John Osborne and Samel Seely

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    Song This humorous yet accurate tune reminded others just how much the Erie Canal shaped and improved people s lives during its first eighty years In addition Thomas Allen s song contributed to an entirely new genre of music that perhaps became America s DeWitt Clinton Explores Possible Canal Route Date s August 5 1810 Location NIAGRA New York Tag s Erie Canal Agriculture Transportation Migration Economy In 1810 a group of government officials were sent out to explore and navigate a route for an artificial canal between Lake Erie and the Hudson River Among the group commissioned to take this journey was DeWitt Clinton who was the mayor of New York City for many years prior to this exploration Along this journey Clinton kept a personal diary in which he documented all aspects of the land that surrounded The First Experiment Along the Waters of the Great Canal Date s October 28 1819 Location ONEIDA New York Tag s Economy Erie Canal Migration Transportation On the crisp autumn morning of October 28 1819 in western New York a boat called the Chief Engineer left Rome New York to take the first journey on the Great Canal to Utica A group of about thirty men were passengers on the boat many of whom were distinguished guests including Governor Dewitt Clinton the canal s chief advocate Spectators lined the banks of the canal as if lining the streets The Proclaimed Truth behind the Erie Canal Date s February 7 1821 Location ONTARIO New York Tag s Robert Troup DeWitt Clinton Philip Schuyler Elkanah Watson Internal Improvements Public Works Lake Canal Policy Politics Migration Transportation Market Revolution Erie Canal On February 7 1821 an article in the Geneva Palladium attempted to vindicate the claims of the progenitor of the Erie Canal The

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    originally owned and inhabited by the Choctaw Indians The Choctaw were the largest tribe found in the region and their lands stretched throughout western Alabama and southern Mississippi The Choctaw were an agricultural people who proved peaceful during years of westward expansion on behalf of the United States serving with U S troops in both the War of 1812 and the Creek War Upon the onset of the Civil War the Choctaw aligned with the Confederacy and both fought and died alongside confederate soldiers The locale was chosen and laid out as the state capital in 1821 and renamed for Andrew Jackson Jackson was an instrumental figure in land negotiations with the Choctaw Indians throughout 1820 and 1821 during which the Choctaw ceded a considerable amount of their landholdings a portion of which would later be called the Indian Territory in Oklahoma Only after the land was ceded to the United States following the Choctaw negotiations was the capital city able to be established Using a city layout plan of Thomas Jefferson Jackson was incorporated in 1833 The city saw vast expansion during the decades prior to the Civil War but was burned to the ground by General Ulysses Grant

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    18th Century most of Georgia was home to American Indians belonging to two groups of Native Americans the Cherokee Nation and a southeastern alliance known as the Creek Confederacy The First Treaty of Indian Springs marks Georgia s first of many governmental and territorial struggles with its Native American population The provisions of the treaty gave the U S government The Brig Nautius Sets Sail for African Colony Date s January 23 1821 Location NORFOLK CITY Virginia Tag s African Americans Church Religious Activity Economy Migration Transportation Race Relations Slavery The Brig Nautius captained by a Capt Blair sailed from the port of Norfolk on the morning of Tuesday January 23 1821 The vessel was bound for the coast of Africa and carried on board a number of free blacks seeking or having sought for them a new life in the African colony which would later be termed Liberia Aboard were also a number of clergy from varying denominations ranging from Methodist Territorial Capital of Mississippi Established at Jackson Date s January 1821 Tag s Race Relations Urban Life Boosterism The site of the city a trading post known as Le Fleur s Bluff near the Natchez Trace is located on the west bank of the Pearl River thirty five miles southwest of the geographical center of Mississippi and was originally owned and inhabited by the Choctaw Indians The Choctaw were the largest tribe found in the region and their lands stretched throughout western Alabama and southern Mississippi Blackburn in Gallatin Date s 1821 Location SUMNER Tennessee Tag s Church Religious Activity In 1821 Gideon Blackburn a very talented Presbyterian itinerant preacher also known for his proposal to establish a school for Cherokee children came to Gallatin More than 300 people where there to listen to him According to the

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    1820 Joseph McMinn a farmer state legislator Indian agent and governor and Felix Grundy a Congressman U S Senator and Nashville Democrat leader suggested to create a New Bank of the State of Tennessee it was the central feature of his program while he was candidate for a seat in the state senate This bank was supposed to be better than the old one based in Knoxville the state should Blackburn in Gallatin Date s 1821 Location SUMNER Tennessee Tag s Church Religious Activity In 1821 Gideon Blackburn a very talented Presbyterian itinerant preacher also known for his proposal to establish a school for Cherokee children came to Gallatin More than 300 people where there to listen to him According to the judge Jo C Guild who attended the meeting he was the most powerful and eloquent minister he had ever heard Religion was considered as one of the most important Mid Autumn Musters Date s 1821 Location ALBEMARLE Virginia Tag s Arts Leisure War On consecutive weekends in October 1821 two companies of Albemarle militia held their yearly musters On the first Saturday of the month a company of artillery headed by Captain F B Dyers gathered at an old field in the countryside This muster was the first ever of Dyer s troop At the session matters of moment pertaining to the company as a whole were submitted to the men A week later The Effects of Fertile Land in the Mississippi Delta Date s 1817 to 1820 Location INDIAN LANDS Mississippi Tag s Agriculture Economy Race Relations Slavery In a letter received by James Ure John Bisland a long time friend was intent on convincing him to move to Mississippi and invest in the cotton industry because of how easy it was to make money here I

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    a sperm whale one August morning is documented in Beale s 1839 book The Natural History of the Sperm Whale Four whaling ships had chanced to meet in the same area on this calm morning and every man aboard each ship was on the sharp lookout for whales Beale s ship soon spotted one of the creatures and quickly lowered their boats At the same moment the three other ships saw the whale too and all the respective ships started to give chase A boat from Beale s ship and a rival boat were neck and neck and both threw their harpoons at the same time Beale comments that if both had stuck it would have been troublesome to figure out to whom the whale belonged Unfortunately neither of the harpoons caught The whale dove and when he resurfaced charged straight at one of Beale s other boats at which point one man was finally able to hit him Although disappointed they weren t the ones to get the whale the rival boats helped to reel in the whale for Beale s crew and a fatal blow was finally struck One might think that in such a vast ocean whaling vessels would hardly ever meet up with each other And even if they did the chances of three meeting at the same time are hard to comprehend let alone four at the same time Robert C Ellickson in his paper A Hypothesis of Wealth Maximizing Norms Evidence from the Whaling Industry gives an account of the social and legal measures which whaling ships were expected to follow and adhere to while at sea in the business of whaling If not for strict laws and regulations regarding the capture of whales and allocating them to certain individuals the whaling industry would

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