Industrial Revolution

About the Steamboat

The first steamboat was invented by Robert Fulton. The Clermont was the first successful steamboat made in 1807.

Robert Fulton (1765-1815) was known for being an engineer and inventing, the Clermont, the first steamboat that traveled from New York City to Albany.

It mainly had a good impact on the world. It made traveling and trading easier. Instead of ships depending on wind for a ship to move or traveling upstream, they could use power to move them. It got things faster and easier. Some negatives would be that it was used for war.

People wanted to use it because it got them places faster and trade was faster. A boat ride from New York City to Albany took 62 hours instead of many days.