An Argument On The Ethical Position Of Slavery

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Samuel Morse was born April 27, 1791 In Charlestown Massachusetts. He died from pneumonia April 2, 1872 in New York, New York, while married to his second wife Sarah Elizabeth Griswold. He was the first child to his father Jedidiah Morse and mother Elizabeth Ann Finley Breese. His religious views were protestant, he was very anti-catholic, and thought slavery was simply fate. In “An Argument On The Ethical Position of Slavery”, he touched down on the subject by saying, “ He attended Yale University at the age of fourteen in 1805 and graduated five years later at the age of nineteen. He studied mathematics, religious philosophy, and science of horses. He got money by painting portraits. While he was at Yale, he was also attentive at Benjamin Silliman and Jeremiah Days classes on electricity, though he still only cared for art. When he got home in 1810, his father wanted him to go on to be a book writer, so he encouraged Samuel to be a booksellers apprentice, but later changed his mind and allowed Samuel to go to London to continue studying art. After returning to the US again, in 1815, he opened his own art studio in Boston for his own professional career. In September 1818 Samuel married his first…show more content…
In 1843, congress gave him the $30,000 to build a telegraph system between Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C. The first message was, “What hath God wrought!”. The form that his message was sent out in was Morse Code. Morse Code is transmitted over electrical wires to their destinations for the receiving end to decipher. That means Morse Code is actually the alphabet in which the message were encoded in. The idea of Morse Code started out as dashes and dots representing words, but Samuel soon realized that would be too difficult and time consuming, so he created different combinations of dashes and dots to represent numbers and letters instead. A
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