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.
Sir Francis Drake was a famous navigator and ship captain from England. He had been roaming the earth by boat under Queen Elizabeth’s command since he was very young. Although, to fully understand Sir Francis’ life and accomplishments knowledge of his early life, famous jobs and assignments, and his circumnavigation of the globe.
Born on October 10, 1837 in Boston, Massachusetts, Robert Gould Shaw was the second child and only son of Francis George and Sarah Blake Shaw, two prominent abolitionists at the time. Shaw’s family line consisted of very successful merchants and businessmen who had amassed millions through trade, making the childhood of Shaw and his four sisters a comfortable one. When Shaw turned four, his father retired from his part time law practice so he could pursue a literary career and to spend more time with his family; he moved his family to the country near Brook Farm. It was here that Shaw was exposed to the beliefs of freethinkers’ such as Nathaniel Hawthorne and Ralph Waldo Emerson, along with the open-minded ideals of the local Unitarian church.
Benjamin Banneker was an important mathematician who was also African American. Banneker was born on November 9, 1731 in Ellicott’s Mills, Maryland. He always had an interest in mathematics while his grandmother, a freed slave, taught him. His grandmother was not his only source of learning, though, for he also attended a Quaker school until the 8th grade (Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806), n.d., p. xx). He did not finish his entire education because later on because he was forced to work ("Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806)," n.d.).
Interests in math and science. Mr Hyde had developed a potion that allowed him to turn into Dr. Jekyll. Jekyll found a way to separate his good side from his darker side, by transforming himself into a monster free of consciences. But he later found that he was turning into more and more into Mr Hyde. He started turning into Mr. Hyde in random places, the transformations got worse and worse. He tried and tried to stop the transformations at times he proved successful; but it did not last for long. This was an advancement in science.
The novel Frankenstein outlines the loss of innocence best through two characters, Frankenstein and his monster. Innocent characters would have lived and the monster would have never wanted revenge if Frankenstein had not rejected him. When Frankenstein lost his innocence, the family and friends in his hometown became endangered. Frankenstein losing his innocence also resulted in the creation of a monster, whom took his anger out on the people Frankenstein loved. The downfall of Victor Frankenstein resulted in the destruction of his own creation and the deaths of innocent people he held close to his heart.
“‘The ancient teachers of this science,’ said he, ‘promised impossibilities, and performed nothing. The modern masters promise very little they know that metals cannot be transmuted, and that the elixir of life is a chimera. But these philosophers, whose hands seem only made to dabble in dirt, and their eyes to pore over the microscope or crucible, have indeed performed miracles” (74).
Introduction: Today, I want to share about Maria Beasley who was a housewife, dressmaker, and inventor. We can all imagine the scene at the end of the Titanic movie where Rose is slowly letting go of Jacks hand saying, “I’ll never let go, Jack. I promise.” (www.rottentomatoes.com/m/titanic/quotes) One of Maria Beasley’s inventions, that I will talk about soon, helped save many lives on the Titanic. Not much information is found about Maria’s life, but that she was born in Philadelphia and held many jobs including a dressmaker. I would like to help make Maria Beasley known for all to know. (Established Credibility) According to R. Eric Thomas (2017), Senior Writer at Elle.com, prior to Maria’s re-invented life raft, people were holding on to planks of wood. Maria Beasley re-invented the raft by presenting guardrails and metal floats. She saves millions of lives. (Thesis) Although an 1880’s census listed Maria Beasley as an unemployed housewife, that has since changed in the Chicago listing to as a successful inventor and business woman. (Preview of Main Points) I will inform you on as much information I can gather about Maria Beasley and a couple of inventions that include the raft, barrel-hoop driving machine, and foot warmers.
Samuel Morse’s passion for electricity was sparked during his college years at Yale. On a ship returning from Europe, he discussed the recent invention of electromagnets with fellow passengers. It was then the he speculated that with the use of these electromagnets, communication over a long distance may be possible. He began to work on creating an electric telegraph, but his experiments with wires and magnets did not go far due to his elementary knowledge of electricity. In desperation, he turned to his colleague, Leonard D. Gale. With Gale’s help, Morse invented the telegraph (Library of Congress).
Mistakes most definitely are a key part in making discoveries. Without a mistake made, there is no way to tell if you did something correctly, and no way to prevent that same mistake from happening again in the process of innovation and discovery.
William Larrabee, son of Adam Larrabee, and Hannah Nee Lester was born on January 20, 1832. William was in a family of 9 brothers and sisters. Larrabee is said to be one of Iowa’s greatest politician and person. When William was around 15 he lost his right on in a shooting accident. Because of this William was denied to fight in the Civil War. In 1967 William got into politics and became Iowa’s senate for 18 years. Then in 1885, he was elected governor of Iowa. He continued on a second term in 1887. In 1904 William represented Iowa for the Louisiana Purchase exposition in St. Louis. At one point in his life Theodore Roosevelt and William were very close. In fact, when Theodore was elected president he called William and four other people into
During the Civil War, there were a lot of important and significant battles fought and there were also many inventions made. One battle during the Civil War fits both categories. This battle is the Battle of the Merrimac vs. the Monitor, also known as the Battle of Hampton Roads. Both of these ships had very different and complex backgrounds and very different inventors. These ships may not have been as useful and helpful during the Civil War itself, but they had a major impact in the future. They marked the beginning of a naval warfare era. The history of these ship’s inventors, the ships themselves, the battle of Hampton Roads, and the impact and significance of these ships are all an important part of history today.
Before he made the discovery he accumulated glass vials,pieces of metal,and dried bones while cleaning at the Home of Scholars so he would be able to study them. He made a discovery with his friend,International 4-8818, after leaving Union 3992, who was stricken with convulsions then left under the shade of the City Theatre. Equality 7-2521 and International 4-8818 were picking the rags and papers that the wind blown from the Theatre, when Equality 7-2521 spotted an iron bar. The iron bar was too heavy for him to pick it up so he called his friend to help. Together, they were able to move the bar and when they moved it they found a tunnel. Equality 7-2521 went down there but International 4-8818 did not go down there because he said that it was forbidden. When Equality 7-2521 went down the tunnel,they found iron tracks that glowed. Instead of going down the track he turned around before he go into the Uncharted Forest. As he came out of the tunnel, International 4-8818 told him that he was about to tell City Council but Equality 7-2521 told him not to and he did not tell the City
At the time no one believed there was gold in California. On the 28th later that week Marshall rode into to town and had the metal tested at it turned out to be gold. Starting from that moment the word that gold had been discovered in this new frontier known as California started a world-wide craze. People traveled from the farthest of places to seeking fame and fortune in the new world. From 1848 to 1856 around $456 million dollars in gold had been discovered in California. The scenery described by the author made you wish that you were there so that you could get some for yourself. Also the accounts of the different races living together in peace was astonishing, something that you wouldn’t see until the end of the next century. This was truly something you could not duplicate or make up on your own. During the time of the gold rush as expected as people began to come, the population would increase and towns would be built. Many of the major cities in California that still exists today started of being gold mine towns were the labor would settle after a hard day out in the fields searching for their illustrious treasure. These were such cities as California capital Sacramento, San Francisco and Oakland. The gold rush would lead to California eventually becoming a state more immigrants came to America and settled in different places not just on
The 1880s were years of invention. During this period some things that were invented were coco- cola, a prototype of a phonograph, first motion picture camera, wall street journal, 5 time zones, and many more. America had only been around for about a 100 years. The Brooklyn Bridge opens in 1883. The United States population now exceeds fifty million. James A. Garfield is elected president in 1880. He is then shot in 1881 but does not die until two months later. Then his Vice President Chester Arthur becomes president. In 1881 Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell form the Oriental Telephone Company. The OK corral battle takes place in 1881. In this time period Billy the Kid and Jesse James are both shot and killed. Statue of Liberty arrives