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The Industrial Revolution: The Telegraph

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Mackenzie McClain

on 14 December 2012

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Industrial Revolution
The Telegraph What's a Telegraph? A machine. It was first created in 1837, the Telegraph was invented by Samuel Morse. This Telegraph was very basic and had three main parts.
-A wire that stretched from telegraph to telegraph that made it possible for telegraphs to send messages and receive messages.
-Electrical impulses that created the clicks or beeps.
-The Morse Code (named after the inventor, Samuel F.B. Morse) that translated the clicks and beeps into actual letters. By Mackenzie McClain How does it Work? The Morse Telegraph Where was it used? The first message was from Washington D.C to Baltimore By 1861, telegraph lines spanned the United States How did Our World Change? - Messages could efficiently be sent across the nation.
-People no longer had to go on long, dangerous trips to send important messages to people all over the country.
-Communication was much faster, efficient, easier, and more reliable.
-Telegraphs made a convenient way to communicate back and forth. The telegraph helped unify the US. States were more connected as a nation because they could easily and quickly communicate with each other. The Telegraph was similar to a modern-day phone. Both of these devices help people communicate over long distances. It is fast, easy, and very efficient with both methods. However, the phone is more updated and current. A phone allows you to do many things you are not able to do on a telegraph. For example, with a phone, you can your actual VOICE is sent instead of a written message. Telegraph Phone -Quickly communicates messages. See the Difference? -More convenient and popular
in this era. -Much older. -Socially helps bring people together -A great invention of it's time. -Invented by Samuel F.B. Morse. -Much newer. -Able to talk through -More uses (such as
apps, the internet,
and much more Only able to send beeps/clicks to translate into messages. -Better and higher quality Sources -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/telegraphy -"Creating America Beginnings through Reconstruction" (book)
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