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 andconvenien...
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
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12 3 the transportation revolution

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

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