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How did the invention of the steam engine affect transportation?

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  2. The steam engine made it possible to go faster in a train. It greatly helped the growth of train transportation across the country.

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  3. How did the invention of the steam engine affect transportation?

    A. Robert Fulton’s invention of the steam-powered locomotive made travel across land much quicker.

    B. Henry Shreve’s modified steamboat could carry more without getting stuck on the riverbed.***

    C. John Fitch’s steam engine made travel along the river faster, but it was more expensive.

    D. DeWitt Clinton’s invention was faster, but people preferred to travel along the rutted roads.

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