Edgar Allan Poe's Impact On Society

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Growing up, we all have dreams — some goal that we want to reach or some object that we want to create. Samuel F. B. Morse was no different. He had a goal of inventing the telegraph and he ends up accomplishing that task. Ultimately, his invention of the telegraph is very useful for people today because he paved the way for the technology that we have today. Samuel Morse did not get the telegraph right the first time, but he loved to experiment with his invention until the telegraph was just the way that he wanted it to be. The process and way that Samuel Morse went about inventing the telegraph is one that is worth learning and understanding. As mentioned in the opening paragraph, Samuel Morse is all about experimenting with…show more content…
Due to his lack of means, he was reluctant to put his work out there for the public because he did not want to face ridicule, but things later changed for him. In the year of 1837, Alfred Vail caught attention to Samuel Morse’s unofficial invention of the telegraphic. For Alfred Vail to notice the invention of Morse was huge because Vail was a inventor and a machinist, who was already involved in the process of inventing. Alfred Vail’s fascination with the telegraph lead Morse to reduce his spending and manage his time, so that he could focus on perfecting the telegraph. Morse allotted tons of time to perfect his invention because he wanted to make sure that it was ready to be presented before the public. Samuel Morse’s next step was to gain the interest of the government to help him with the funds to test and finish his invention. He spent two sessions with Congress trying to get them the bill to help him with his invention, but the answer did not look…show more content…
The news that Samuel Morse received was very different than the expectations he had from talking to his senatorial friends. His excitement for the unexpected passage of the telegraph billed is shown through what he writes. He states that, “The news was so unexpected that for some moments I could not speak.” As a result of Congress passing his bill, the telegraph line was completed about a year later from Washington to Baltimore. It was at that time when Samuel Morse successfully sent this message to Miss Ellsworth, “What hath God wrought.” Without the patience and perseverance that Samuel Morse showed we would not have had the capability to send messages until later in time. The dedication that Samuel Morse had to complete his invention of the telegraph is one that we should live by because he had his mind set on a goal and completed that goal. Despite the rejection that he could have faced, Morse followed through with his goal and succeeded. People throughout the way encouraged him to keep pushing on, which only lead to the success that he had. The process that it took for the telegraph to become is one that everyone

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