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Robert Fulton

All about Robert Fulton and his impact on the Industrial Revolution.
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Hayden Ballard

on 1 February 2013

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Robert Fulton Who is Robert Fulton? Robert Fulton's invention of the steamboat greatly impacted the Industrial Revolution and improved the quality of many peoples' lives. It carried people, goods, and cut travel time in half. The steamboat was a huge start to the line of all great, motor powered boats. Summary When was the steamboat invented/perfected? In August of 1807, Robert Fulton had completed the construction of his very own commercial steamboat. The first voyage of the steamboat took place on August 17, 1807. He built it with pride. Where did he work? Fulton built his steamboat in New York.
It was registered as the North River Steamboat but was later known as the Clermont. In August of 1807, Robert Fulton had completed the construction of his commercial steamboat. The first voyage of the steamboat took place on August 17, 1807. The purpose of the steamboat was to carry goods and people across water at a fair speed. What did he invent? Robert Fulton played a dramatic role in the Industrial Revolution. It would not have been the same without him. He was born on November 14, 1765 in Little Britain, Pennsylvania. On February 24, 1815 in New York, Fulton died due to sickness. Positive Impacts Carried Goods
Carried People
Saved Money
Saved Time Negative Impacts of the Steamboat Polluted the air
Required much effort Environmental Impacts By: Hayden Ballard Polluted the air
Used trees as fuel, therefore decreasing the amount of trees and increasing the risk of a flood
Put silt in rivers
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