an engine that uses the expansion or rapid condensation of steam to generate power.
Allowed factories to move away from water power
Innovator making the steam engine useful in 1765
the first American built steam locomotive
American ironworks manufacturer who designed and built Tom Thumb, the first American locomotive in 1830
the first full-sized commercial steamboat
American that innovated the first commercially successful steamboat in 1807
engine that pulls a railroad train
a steam powered vehicle designed to pull farm equipment and haul heavy loads
long and narrow man-made strip of water made for boats or for irrigation
an artificial waterway dug in 1825 connecting the Hudson river at Albany with Lake Erie at Buffalo
Railroads and Canals
Helped the growth of an industrial economy and supported the westward movement of settlers
Train routes essential to westward expansion because they made it easier to travel to and supply settlements in the west.
A boat that moves by the power of a steam engine, made it easier and quicker to travel goods
the first federal road project, construction of which began in 1815; ran from Cumberland, Maryland, to present-day Wheeling, West Virginia