Biography Project-Robert Fulton
Section 2 â€˘ Robert Fulton was born on Nov 14, 1765 on a farm (Hartman 555).
Section 3 â€˘ He was the son of immigrants from Ireland (Kingston).
Section 4 â€˘ He made lead pencils, house-hold utensils and sky rockets when he was young. He also made a hand operated paddle wheel for use on a rowboat (Hartmon 555).
Section 5 â€˘ At the age of 17, He was apprenticed to a silversmith (Landau).
Section 6 â€˘ Fulton became famous for his portraits and miniatures (Hartman 555).
Section 7 â€˘ In 1786 Fulton went to England to study painting under Benjamin West and in 1791 exhibited two portraits at the royal academy (Kingston).
Section 8 â€˘ Fulton became deeply interested into scientific and engineering developments. After 1793 he gave his full attention to this field and painted only for amusement. (Hartman 555).
Section 9 In 1796 he published Treatise on the improvement of canal navigation (Kingston).
Section 10 â€˘ Fulton invented a submarine that went down underwater up to 25 feet and was able to stay under water for 4Â˝ hours (Kingston).
Section 11 â€˘ He produced a steamboat that could travel at least 4 miles per hour (Kingston).
Section 12 â€˘ Fulton died in New York , on Feb. 24 th, 1815 (Kingston).
Works Cited Hartman, J. P. “Fulton, Robert.” World Book, 2006. 555-556 Kingston Derry, Thomas. “Fulton, Robert (1765-1815).” Encyclopedia Americana. Grolier Online, 2011 Web 14 Apr 2011.