Steamboats In The 1800s: Improvement Of Transportation

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Steamboats Steamboats in the 1800s were very important in the United states. The development of steamboats, impact on the economy, and how they worked were important to the improvement of transportation. Steamboats in the 1800s in America were very important for the shipping industry. Robert Fulton's first design was in France and his first ship was called the Clermont. This was the first form of steam travel. One very massive achievement with the steamboat was that it could go up rivers with ease and it did not rely on wind power. Travel to Pittsburgh from New Orleans was cut down from five weeks to two. In doing so people and goods could be shipped faster. In closing, shipbuilding was very important for the development of travel in the
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