1808 - Gallatin Report on Canals to Congress

Event Summary

Gallatin Report on Canals to Congress

Date

April 4, 1808

Description

Secretary of Treasury Albert Gallatin report to Congess advocating construction of an Atlantic intra-coastal water system and canals linking Atlantic coast to western rivers, along with construction of anterstate road system. Report reprinted by Congress in 1816.

Timeline 1

The Revolutionary Atlantic, 1750-1815

Timeline 2

American Navy and Naval Warfare, 1775-1865

Record ID

Record ID: 1237