John Fulton was interested in the recently-invented steam engine (by Joh Fitch), and thought it could be used to power ships.
He was instrumental in making steamboat travel a reality. This was his real invention next was his invention of the first submarine.
In 1804, Fulton tested the first successful submarine, which he had built for the British Navy.
To build an efficient, reliable steamboat, Fulton used a special English steam engine.
The ship's bottom was flat and its stern was square. Clermont made its debut on August 17, 1807,
steaming upriver from New York to Albany, and it soon entered into commercial service.
The hilly terrain of New York made water travel faster than land travel, and Fulton's boat
-- formerly known as "Fulton's Folly" -- was a hit. Within five years, Fulton would be running services
on six major rivers plus the Chesapeake Bay, and making very large profits.
Robert fulton was inspired to invent the steamboat because hes a bith
what did robert fulton invENted
Robert Fulton invented it.
Robert Fulton invented the first naval torpedoes in 1797.
Albany, New York
Specifically the steam boat
because he felt like it
John Fitch is said to have invented the Steamboat but to my knowledge Robert Fulton is most known for inventing it.
He invented the steam boat
He invented it because Robert L. Livingston told him he should try.
Robert Fulton was the first to COMPLETE the first steamboatRobert Fulton.Robert Fulton did not invent the steam boat. John Fitch invented it, but he died before he fixed the problem in the engine. Robert Fulton is given credit for it because he finished John Fitch's design, and tweaked the engine.She was built by the wealthy investor and politician Robert Livingston and inventor and entrepreneur Robert Fulton. Source: Wikipedia "North River Steamboat" page
No. Robert Fulton invented the first steam engine. That's why it was referred to as "Fulton's folly".
Robert fulton died in 1827.
yes Robert Fulton was in slavery.