BC: By Kali Lelonek&& Julia Roufs
FC: The Steamboat By Kali Lelonek and Julia Roufs
1: Robert Fulton (1765- 1815) -He was an inventor, an artist, and a mechanical and civil engineer. -He started submarine warfare. -At an early age, he produced household items, lead pencils, and sky rockets.
2: Robert Fulton -He was born on a farm near Little Britain -He developed a hand operated paddle wheel for a rowboat. -He helped with the development of naval warfare, the submarine, the technology of mine warfare, and canal transportation.
3: The first successful steamboat was named The Clermont, and was designed by Robert Fulton. | The invention of the steamboat changed the history of transportation forever. | The first steamboat was built in 1801. | The first successful trip of the steamboat was 150 miles up the Hudson River from New York City to Albany, which took about 30 hours.
4: The steamboat has a steam engine, which is a heat engine. Therefore, it uses heat as its main source of energy. The energy from heat comes from fuel that is burned beneath the boiler. | The heat from the burned fuel is turned into steam, which is lead to the different parts of the engine.
5: Through Their Eyes They had just separated from Britain, so they were making their own decisions. New inventions were being created and radical changes were being made. They were drastically growing and expanding. People of the 1800's viewed their world as a place of opportunities. The worldview made them more willing to express their ideas and creativity and try new things. To succeed in the 1800's, they needed to know how to work and be independant. Since they had separated from Britain, they couldn't rely on them. They had to make decisions for themselves. Overall, all groups of people in the U.S. viewed the invention of the steamboat in a positive way. Trading by steamboats made it possible to get goods that people wouldn't otherwise be able to get.
6: Cause and Effect The steamboat was invented because it would make travel and trade faster and easier. Robert Livingston hired Robert Fulton to invent the steamboat to carry cargo and passengers up the Hudson River from New York City to Albany. Everyone supported it because it made trade easier, provided more jobs, and allowed businesses to get goods they couldn't get before. The effects of the steamboat were faster and easier transportation and trade.
7: Turning Points The steamboat transformed people's businesses because it allowed them to get goods that couldn't be transported before the steamboat. It affected future choices by people like James Watt improving the steamboat and making it stronger which improved transportation.
8: Change and Continuity The steamboat has improved over the years by many people. The steamboat is still used today for transporting people and sometimes used as ferries When it was first invented, it helped them with trade. Now, it still helps as a way of transportation. It benefited everyone because it was a faster and easier way of trade of goats and transportation of people.
9: The steamboat is related to a ship, because it transports people and is a big part of trade. | Using The Past A speed boat runs on an engine, and a steamboat runs on steam, so the speed boat is faster | People were becoming more involved in how to improve their world and were becoming more inventive.