James Watt invented the first liable steam engine in 1775. Robert Fulton invented regular steamboat service on the River Hudson in 1807.
Changes during the Industrial Revolution:
-More people move to the cities.
-In 1807, steamboat was first invented in the USA.
-Life expectancy increased.
-In 1804, the first locomotive was used to transfer goods.
-Less people die of diseases.
-More economic welfare.
Public health during the Industrial Revolution was really bad. Disease accounted for many deaths during the Industrial Revolution. There was a lack of hygiene, no knowledge of sanitary care and no knowledge as to what caused the disease.
Diseases that were common during the Industrial Revolution were Cholera, Typhoid and typhus. But the greatest killer during the Industrial Revolution was the Tuberculosis. The disease caused a wasting of the body with the lungs being attacked. Tuberculosis affected people who had been poorly fed and were under nourished.