For this project, you must choose one of the topics listed below and write a 4-5 page paper using at least three sources besides your textbook to help you make a solid analysis. 1. Explain how the Erie Canal impacted the growth and development of Upstate New York and revolutionized transportation in the United States more broadly. 2. Discuss how the introduction of machines impacted the farming sector and the textile industry in the “free states” between the early 1800s and the Civil War. 3. Trace the rise of newspapers in America between the early 1800s and the Civil War, and in your opinion did this constitute an “Information Revolution” ? Your research should include at least three sources beyond your textbook, all of which should have a clear, reliable academic connection (ie. don’t use Wikipedia, history.com, about.com, answers.com, schmoop.com, etc.). Try to use .edu, .gov, and .org sites that have a clear connection to an academic basis. Your research paper should be 4-5 pages of text, and you should cite your source each time you use information from it. You can use MLA, Chicago, or other college-accepted citation style. Include a Works Cited page at the end.