Who Invented the steamboat?
Robert Fulton picked up on John Fitch’s idea and fixed where John Fitch failed. Robert Fulton then launched a boat called the Clermont. Robert Fulton was also interested in steam engines thats why he was successful at making the steamboat. He was born in November 14, 1765 and died in Feburary 24, 1815.
When was the steamboat invented?
Why would people want to use the Steamboat?
- To go up and down the river quicker
- To move goods
Positive Impact on the U.S
- Brought in business for the towns
- Can move to places quicker in the rivers
Negative Impact on the U.S
- There was a lot of steam going into the air
- Explosions could happen
- Pollutes rivers