8--Steam, Iron, and the Gin PPT

8--Steam, Iron, and the Gin PPT - 3/31/2009 Steam, Iron,...

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3/31/2009 1 Steam, Iron, and the Gin: Antebellum Invention Transportation Revolution ___________________________ 50 years launched a network of: Roads Steamboats Canals Railroads The 600-mile National Road was the most significant example of the Transportation Revolution’s road programs Robt. Fulton & Robt. Livingston developed the first successful steamboat, the Clermont, in 1807
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3/31/2009 2 Upstream AND shallow? No problem! Shallow-draft riverboats were “so built that when the river is so built that when the river is low and the sandbars come out for air, the first mate can tap a keg of beer and run the boat four miles on the suds” Boat travel aboard riverboats, keelboats, and flatboats became a part of American lore—partly the work of Samuel Clemens Locks, like this James River original, allowed boats to travel up & down stream over elevation changes
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3/31/2009 3 ALL ABOARD! Safe------Economical-----Fast Railroads will dominate transportation for the next century Railroads slashed
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