by Christian Nichols

Fulton, Robert

He was born Nov. 14, 1765, Lancaster county and died Feb. 24, 1815, New York. He was a American inventor, engineer, and artist who brought steamboating from the experimental stage to commercial success,but he was not the person who invented it. The Englishman Jonathan Hull patented a steamboat in 1737 so he is the one who first credited with making a steamboat.

How does the steamboat work?

They burn coal which makes steam, the steam turns the parts which make the engine work.

Where When and Why

Why is it important to History


It helped increase trading and made it faster. This allowed for people to get things faster. It allowed for populations to increase faster.