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Brittany Penniket 41904 SS Thomas Jefferson and the lcomotive Thomas Jefferson was the 3rd president of the United States he was president from 1801-1809 He was the first Republican President he was born on April 13 1743 and died July 4 1826 Thomas Jefferson was a natural born leader He showed signs of a strong leader and a great supporter of liberty from an early age He has contributed greatly to the independence of our country and the stability to keep it alive Some of the things Thomas Jefferson invented were a swivel chair a pedometer and a copying machine The locomotive was a very large technological advancement in America Richard Trevithick invented it in 1804 The locomotive helped many products go places faster than ever before It also transported building materials faster The locomotive change America because houses would be built much slower also large buildings too Now things can get to other places at a fast rate Richard Trevithick was born in Illogan Cornwall in 1771 Richard was educated at Camborne School but he was more interested in sports than school He was six feet two inches tall and was known as the Cornish giant He was very strong person and by the age of eighteen he could throw sledgehammers over the tops of houses and write his name on a beam six feet from the floor and a half-hundred weight hanging from his thumb He also had the reputation of being one of the best wrestlers in Cornwall The first Trevithick high-pressure double-acting steam engine worked a pump by a crossbeam in a Cornish mine in 1800 Later Trevithick built the steam engine that is called The Cornish Engine this engine worked very well for a long period of time He hoped to move a peak load of 10 tons on a railway line 15 km long and with cast iron rail This first locomotive worked in 1804
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