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History of American Business: please answer the following questions below in one page. I have attached the reading for these questions below but feel free to research the topics online.
In 1825, Philadelphians began debating whether to build a multi-million dollar canal through the Allegheny Mountains to connect the city to the markets in the Ohio River Valley. Who was Matthew Carey, and why did he push so hard for the canal?
The other option was to build a railroad. What did people think about this option? What were the pros and the cons of this in their minds?
Rubin argues that the decision to build the canal was a big mistake. Why?
Your reaction? (e.g., What most interests, excites, or bothers you about this reading? Is Rubin missing anything important in your view? What do you personally think the broader significance of this history is? Are the issues Rubin explores still relevant today?)