How Did Steam Engines Change People's Lives

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Steam engines were invented on February 21, 1804 by Richard Trevithick. The locomotives use steam as a power source. These locomotives use combustible material such as coal, wood, and oil as fuel. Water and fuel supplies are usually on the locomotive or in a trailer behind it. Steam engines were first invented in great britain in the 19th century. It was mostly used for railroad transport until about halfway through the 20th century. In this paper I will explain the history of steam locomotives and how they changed people's lives and America as a whole. One great completion of the 19th century was the transcontinental railroad. There are two railroads that make up the railroad, the Central Pacific and San Francisco, California and the

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