On February 1, 1788, the very first patent for a steamboat from the United States was issued to Isaac Briggs & William Longstreet

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On February 1, 1788, the very first patent for a steamboat from the United States was issued to Isaac Briggs & William Longstreet. It is the only patent issued by the state because this was before the adoption of the Federal Constitution.

Impact: Steam boat technology spreads across the world and people become familiar with Steam power

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