Who was president when the Erie Canal started in 1825?
John Quincy Adams was elected President on February 9, 1825. The Erie Canal opened on
October 26, 1825.
Did President Jackson veto the Erie Canal bill because he opposed the federal support for projects entirely within a single state?
The canal that connects the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean is known as the Erie Canal. The Erie Canal connects New York City and the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean. The Canal started construction on July 4, 1817 and was officially opened on October 26, 1825 (even though it was first used on May 17, 1821).