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.