After reading the book Artificial River chapter 1-4, answer the following questions:
1. What were the shortcomings of the canal? What types of problems arose (i.e. natural, political, economic)?
2. After reading more about the Erie canal, how do you think Americans perceived the concepts of nature and technology? What was artificial about the canal and what was natural? Was one concept more “progressive” than the other?
You must refer to Artificial River chapter 3-4 when answering the questions.
Each question will be 80-100 words.