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Planes, Trains, Automobiles … and Wagons

Lecture no. 8 from the course: Experiencing America: A Smithsonian Tour through American History

Planes, Trains, Automobiles … and Wagons

Taught by Professor Richard Kurin | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

Examine four key artifacts that tell the story of America on the move: the Conestoga wagon; the John Bull steam locomotive; the Ford Model T; and Charles Lindbergh’s airplane, the Spirit of St. Louis. Each represents a technology that profoundly altered the nation.


April 8, 2016
I think that part of Dr. Kirin's message is that these technological advances were gained because of the vast natural resources we have, as well as the protections of the free market economic system the constitution provides.