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CreolaPoulter246
2021-04-07 19:46:06
Which of the following describes American inventor Robert Fulton? a. He built a 133-foot paddleboat powered by a steam engine, the Clermont, that sailed on the Hudson River. b. He invented a steam-driven paddle boat, but the engine shook the boat to pieces. c. He constructed a boat with steam-powered oars that traveled between Burlington, New Jersey, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. d. He was a well-connected politician who financed the first steamships.
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JimmieLautz
2021-04-07 21:21:10

A. He built a 133-foot paddleboat powered by a steam engine, the Clermont, that sailed on the Hudson River. The Clermont, a steamboat, went with passengers from New York City to Albany and back again within 62 hours. A round trip which covers 300 miles. Aside from building the Clermont, Robert Fulton was also commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte to design the first practical submarine in history, the Nautilus.

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