By Pam Rosenberg
Discusses the existence and paintings of the inventor who constructed the steamboat and made it a advertisement luck.
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Extra info for Robert Fulton. Engineer and Inventor
Mourners walked along behind the horse-drawn carriage carrying his casket to the church. Guns were fired from the fort at the Battery and from ships in New York harbor to honor Fulton. All mourned the loss of the man whose talent and refusal to give up changed transportation forever. The steamboat opened up the western U ni ted States to settlement and development. It was one of the first steps toward the quick and easy movement of people and goods that we take for gran ted today. 28 LINE 1765 Robert Ful ton is born in Pennsylvan ia o n November 14.
28 LINE 1765 Robert Ful ton is born in Pennsylvan ia o n November 14. 1772 T he Ful to n famil y farm is sold at auct io n, and the fami ly return s to Lancaster, Penn sylva nia. 1786 Fulto n ge ts sick with a bad cough and goes to a spa to recove r. 1787 Fulton leaves the U nited States and sails to E ngland to learn more abo ut painting. 1794 Fulton is granted his first patent on June 3. It is for his version of the inclined plane. 1796 The paper, A Treatise on the Improvement of Canal Navigation, is published.
Rob ert Ful to n learn ed the skills of miniature painting and h air working by working as a jeweler's apprentIce . A mon opo ly means bein g the o nl y person o r co mp any that ca n sell a product o r se rvice. Fulton and Livingston h ad a monopoly o n steamboa t travel in the state of New York. areas with ga tes at each end. patent (PAT-uhnt) auction (AWK-shun) An aucti o n is a sale at w hi ch som ething is sold to the perso n wh o w ill pay the m os t for it. When th e Fultons co uld not co ntinue to pay for th eir farm , they so ld it a t an auctI o n.