USA HISTORY

LIFE IN ANTEBELLUM AMERICA 1807 1861

THE TRANSPORTATION REVOLUTION TURNPIKES TO STEAMBOATS TO RAILROADS

Question [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
when was the first successful steamboat prototype presented
A
1811
B
1888
C
1560
D
1789
Explanation: 

Detailed explanation-1: -The first successful steamboat was the Clermont, which was built by American inventor Robert Fulton in 1807.

Detailed explanation-2: -In 1787, John Fitch demonstrated a working model of the steamboat concept on the Delaware River. The first truly successful design appeared two decades later. It was built by Robert Fulton with the assistance of Robert R. Livingston, the former U.S. minister to France.

Detailed explanation-3: -The first steam-powered ship Pyroscaphe was a paddle steamer powered by a Newcomen steam engine; it was built in France in 1783 by Marquis Claude de Jouffroy and his colleagues as an improvement of an earlier attempt, the 1776 Palmip├Ęde.

Detailed explanation-4: -Steamboats would have an engine that would burn coal to turn water into steam and power the boat. The steam was used to manage a propellor or paddlewheel. Some boats had a single paddlewheel, while others would have a dual set. The steam engine was invented by James Watt in 1769.

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