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