Imagine an invention that could take people to where they wanted to go, created larger trade markets, and created very successful businesses. Robert Fulton was the inventor of the steamboat in America. He knew there was another way of travel and trade, a more efficient and quicker way. Robert Fulton first started out as a young artist, but he realized that was not what he was meant to do.
Canals really interested Fulton since a young age. His passion of creating something like the steamboat started when he lived in England. People always told him it wasn’t possible, but on August 17, 1807 Robert Fulton launched his first successful steamboat, the “Clermont.” This boat made the 150 mile journey from New York City to Albany in 32 hours. There was a great need for this invention. America needed a way for people to move from one place to another, to transport goods upstream, and activate trade along the Mississippi River.
Fulton’s invention of the steamboat had a significant impact on American transportation by, expanding towns, creating new industries, and creating new jobs. There was a need for this invention because of communication, trade, and travel. Ever since the steamboat communication could be sent more than one way out. Most boats around that time could only travel downstream, but the “Clermont” didn’t do the same. Since the boat could go upstream and downstream communication was broadened. The trade in America was always very good, and the steamboat
In the early 19th century the transportation of goods between the east and west was expensive and time consuming. The normal way of transportation before the canal, was by horse drawn carriages. Then the bold idea of the Erie Canal was proposed to ease the tiring commute. The Erie canal was intentionally built to open the country west of the Appalachian Mountains to settlers. The canal would also provide a safe, cheaper way for produce to be carried to various markets. The canal then became the fastest way
Fifteen thousand men. One thousand- two hundred dead. Twenty thousand pounds of bones. One thousand, seven hundred and fifty- six miles of railways. The creation of the transcontinental railroad began in 1863. It originated in the northern states and made its way to the west. Nobody knew that one day this new technology would lead to the future that we live today. During the time that the railroad was in the process of being created, many things were escalating in the US, all for the best. The Transcontinental Railroad transformed the United States more economically by creating new opportunities, improving transportation, and boosting imports and exports.
The Transcontinental Railroad was one of the most ambitious engineering projects, economic stimulants, and efficient methods of transportation in the early United States. If completed, the United States would be truly be united from east to west. The purpose of this paper is to examine how the Transcontinental Railroad helped develop new opportunities for many aspects of American life.
Another great invention of transportation during this time was the train. America’s first train was invented by George Stephenson in 1822, and by 1825 the train was the first locomotive. Obviously everything at this time was made by hand, and every part of this engine had to be hammered into shape just like a horseshoe. John Thorswall, a coalmine blacksmith, was George’s assistant. The invention of George was very important in America because it allowed transportation from place to place in a quicker time. This boosted the economy by helping distribute many goods all around the country. Even letters were being delivered faster, so communication was increasing.
Steamboats- Steamboats allowed passengers to be able to move up and down the river. This improvement began in 1807 with Robert Fulton’s successful commercial launching of the Clermont. Over time, these steamboats began to increase in size and tonnage. Later on, steamboat racing came to be as well as the additions of cabins, private areas, bars, gambling casinos, and bands. Using these boats became more reliable way of transportation by water.
The early development of the of the steamboat was important. It used wheels with paddles to push the boat forward up the river. The first frame that was used was a flour milling frame. The first attempt to use a steamboat was by John Fitch in the 1790’s but it failed. The Clermont went up the Hudson River on August 01, 1802. The steamboat was originally built for the War of 1812. It was used to transport goods and
These mail routes, called Post Roads, were efficient considering current situation. They ran from colony to colony, Which was one of the largest Post Roads going between Boston and New York. Mail would be
In America, it helps transfer goods and materials quickly. It also led America into an exploration phase.(3) Since the explorers didn’t have to depend on land travel for everything, and it also allowed for people to settle down in places that they haven’t had access to before. It had also impacted the amount of jobs available for people to get. Since there was a need of people who were engineers, and builders, etcetera people were almost always needed for the construction of steamboats. This was an invention that brought people of America, and other places around the world a prosperous future.(1)
The invention of canals was huge for transportation. It was Dewitt Clinton who saw that there was a gap in the Appalachian Mountains and that a canal could be built and promote a great opportunity for trade. It would also provide merchants in New York City access to the west for shipping and receiving goods. They realized that in the event they could have entry towards the west that they would be the main port of passage for products coming into the United States. Additionally, being the main business warehouse for grains and different merchandise being created by the homestead economy of the Midwest coming to New
Times of hardship and change transpired remorefully greater during the late 1700’s and early 1800’s for Americans. A period at which rapid growth and fundamental changes occurred in agriculture, textile and metal manufacture, and transportation. The Industrial Revolution changed people’s way of life at which new machinery, transportation, and technology was developed. Those inventions were too advanced for workers who worked in the factories to keep up with so they had to quickly advance in their abilities. It began in England and expanded to the United States at which the supply was not meeting the demand so creating new inventions was ideal and constructed a higher supply for a greater demand for a cheaper price. John Kay in 1733 decided to invent and patent a machine that worked off of electricity that made fabric making faster and easier. He was a great inventor who changed the world by manufacturing clothing that is still in effect today and impacted the 21st century. According to Robert Edgar author of Pearson World History Past and Present textbook “,Their machines and the new power sources expanded productivity and transformed society in ways never before imagined”. As the demand was outweighing the supply, manufactures were required to generate more and meet society’s demands, which caused factories to be very diligent. The idea was off from there and traveled to the United States where it was distributed became a remarkable point in History known as The Industrial
The first invention was the steamboat. Before the steamboat everyone had to use the a boat with a sail or paddle. The first successful steamboat was the Clermont, which was invented by Robert Fulton, in 1807. His invention made traveling on the water much faster than ever before. Another invention was the telegraph.
2.Robert Fulton is an American inventor, an artist and an engineer. He was born on November 14, 1765 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Fulton started designing steam-powered ships by as early as 1793. He invented the first commercially successful steamboat, he also managed to design a system of inland waterways, created the first submarine in history as well as a steam warship including numerous of the world’s earliest naval torpedoes that were used in the British Naval. He designed ships for both the French Navy and the British Navy.
Next introduced were steamboats. Shipping by steamboats was cheaper and faster. If one used a wagon, there was the cost of lifting the cargo off the ground and keeping it there as well as the cost of moving the vehicle forward. A water vessel had the advantage of only having the cost of moving forward because the water lifted the cargo. The shallow draft steamboat, however, could carry large amounts of cargo even against the flow of a river. Robert Fulton's Clermont proved the practicality of steamboats in 1807. The Enterprise was introduced by Henry Shreve in 1814 and proved to be the answer to transportation across shallow western waters. By 1820, there were 60 steamboats on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers and countless others elsewhere.
version of the electrical telegraph. They invented this so that people were able to send information