How Did Samuel Morse Impact Society

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Samuel Morse was born on April 27, 1791. His invention was the electric telegraph, which he created in the 1830s and 1840s. He was an American painter and inventor who is known for developing morse code to make the electric telegraph better. Morse was born in Charlestown, Massachusetts and his father was a distinguished geographer and congregational clergyman named Jedidiah Morse. In Phillips Academy, Morse was an eccentric student. His parents sent him to Yale College, where he was interested in the then little-understood subject of electricity. In addition to this he also enjoyed painting miniature portraits. He graduated from Yale in 1810 and became a clerk for a Boston book publisher. During the War of 1812, Morse became a pro-American who accepted English artistic standards. One obstacle that he had to overcome was that Americans didn’t appreciate historical canvases. With this, he improved his artistic skills and by 1825, he painted some of the best portraits ever done by an American artist. In 1832, returning by ship from studying European art, Morse thought of the idea of an electric telegraph. He got the idea of the electric telegraph while thinking about the electromagnet. He probably made his first working model in 1835, but he was…show more content…
Morse affected the world in a great way by revolutionizing long-distance communication. Morse’s accomplishments were recognized by many because of how useful the electric telegraph was and how it had social and economic impacts. Without the electric telegraph the world would be worse because as time went on the electric telegraph was improved upon, allowing messages to be transmitted across continents and oceans almost instantly. This really helped improve communications between countries and nations, as well as being able to instantly send a telegraphic message to
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