Maureen Rabe

The History of the Steamboat

In 1769, a guy named James Watt invented the steamboat during the Industrial Revolution. The invention was a success when John Fitch made the first trial of the steamboat and it was a success.

The Reasons to the Steamboat and Positive Effects

The steamboat helped transport good and people to another place or city. After the steamboat was invented and became a success, cities boomed around rivers and canals. New York become the most successful city in that time. The steamboats then lead to railroads.

The Negative Affects

Some negative affects that the steamboat had was just air pollution from the steam or they were over crowded with immigrant and workers.