Erie Canal and other structures built in America during the mid-nineteenth century displayed to the world what our it was capable of. According to Cooper, the Erie Canal was built with little cost, high profits, in bold estimates, and accurate results. Still, some Europeans criticized . While accomplishments like the Erie Canal were impressive, Europeans still regarded America as a "child" and thought that because it was a newer nation, it was less civilized.
The letters of John and Elizabeth Hodgdon coincide with historical information that tells us that when mechanized work became abundant during the Market Revolution, many women moved away to work and kept in touch with their families
According to the essay "Female Workers of Lowell" the girls working at the factories lived in