This will be about steamboats .
James Watt invented the steam engine
James Watt invented the steam engine . In 1787 John Fitch launched a steamboat on the Delaware River and in 1807 Robert Fulton built "Clermont" that showed that steamboats could hold profit .
Boats could go for times faster then the traditional boat of that time period . The U.S. could also start using boat routes . It helped people and crops travel to their destination a lot faster . Research says it did not create any problems back then. Present day it created problems because the engine could stop working. Or could get stuck in something while out on a pond or river . It made life better now because it is a big accomplishment . People use the steamboat to go fishing . Or to just go out and have fun .