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Can My Ideas Change the World?

Canvass White died a poor forgotten man.

And yet he made America the global powerhouse it is today.

Actually, he made hydraulic cement, the kind needed to build canals — as in the canal that connected New York City to the vast richness of an untapped continent.

Whites’ idea to create a new cement, one that is strong and doesn’t leak, forever altered history.

Without White’s idea, there would be no Erie Canal. Without the Erie Canal, there would be no NYC. Without NYC, there would be no America as we…



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