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Robert Fulton : 

Robert Fulton 1765-1815

Early Life : 

Early Life Born in Little Britain, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. Became interested in inventing at an early age. He experimented with man-powered paddle-wheels Influence by the war

The Steam Boat : 

The Steam Boat Patented by James Watt in 1769 Fulton made the steam boat commercially successful. Average speed-5 miles an hour Designed and Built the “New Orleans” in 1811

Importance of the Steam Boat : 

Importance of the Steam Boat The boats where used as a way to transport agricultural goods Used as a way for transportation of people. Contributed greatly to the economy

References : 

References "Pennsylvania." Robert Fulton. Virtualology.com. Web. 4 Oct. 2009. http://www.robertfulton.org/ "Chapter 3." Robert Fulton's Early Life. Makers of America. Web. 1 Jan. http://www.history.rochester.edu/steam/thurston/fulton/chapter3.html

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