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  • CHAPTER 12: The North Section 3:The Transportation Revolution
  • THE OLD WAYS People moved by foot , horse, or sail Transportation Revolution – Timeof rapid growth in speed andconvenience of travel because of newinventions
  • THE STEAMBOAT Robert Fulton designed the firstworking steamboat  Named the Clermont  Many called it “Fulton’s Folly”
  • THE STEAMBOAT Used steam power to travel up theHudson River
  • River Steamboats
  • THE RAILROAD Peter Cooper built a locomotivecalled the Tom Thumb
  • THE RAILROAD Raced it against a horse
  • EarlyLocomotives
  • THE RAILROAD 1860 -30,000 miles oftracks  All major cities in the east were linked
  • THE RAILROAD BRINGS CHANGES Freight could be hauled faster andcheaper  U.S. economy and industry grew
  • THE RAILROAD BRINGS CHANGES People had access to goods fromall markets Towns grew along railroadjunctions
  • THE RAILROAD BRINGS CHANGES Most track wasin the North
  • Train Wrecks
  • The Steam Engine
  • FUELING THE CHANGES First wood was used to burn
  • FUELING THE CHANGES Then coal  4 times the energy