I. “What hath God wrought?” This message, the first of its kind to be send instantly over a long distance was transmitted back in 1844. While it may seem insignificant, this series of clinks was what started the ear od communication. Morse code is a system created by Samuel F. B. Morse that uses dits and dahs sent over an electromagnetic box to relate messages. Throughout its growth, it has aided in many wars and led to new inventions like the radio and telephone.
What does one think of when they hear the names Henry Ford and Alexander Graham Bell? I imagine transportation, transcontinental communication, and how they changed history for the better. For the authors of “They Made America”, which appears in the Atlantic, they believe the same. However, each individual carries their own bias, and in the end we must decide who is believed to have made a bigger impact independently. Stated by the History.com Staff, Bell, a Scottish-born, American Scientist, was the first to design and patent a practical device, the telephone (“Alexander Graham Bell”).
This attempt was the earliest of Romans to create a Code of Law and is also the earliest (surviving) piece of literature coming from the Romans. That time Roman Empire was struggling for legal and social protection between the privileged, the rich and elite and plebeians. For this reason a commission was appointed to draft a code of law which would be binding on both parties and which the magistrates would have to enforce impartially. Twelve tables introduced the system of systematic and procedural study of law, dividing the
In 1846, Associated Press, an American news company, began to use the telegraph to transmit messages in-between newspaper offices (“The Invention of the Telegraph”). Due to the expenses of communicating over telegraph, newsmen invented “telegraphic reporting,” an abbreviated form of speech that would leave out words or run them together. Writers would decipher this speech to write the stories (Encyclopedia.com). Also because of the expenses, journalistic writing became more concise and seemingly more neutral. With the lightning-like speed of telegraphs, people could now read of business and political events within hours of their occurrence, instead of weeks afterward.
Inventors created new product including services. For example, from the textbook, Alexander Graham Bell; his father, Melville; and friend Reverend Thomas Henderson started basic short-distance telephone service between office buildings and warehouses in 1877. The company later became Bell Canada Inc. (Boone, L. E., Kurtz, D. L., Khan, M. H., & Canzer, B. M. (2012). Contemporary Business, p.12) During the Production Era, manufactured goods continued to increase in the 1920s, businesses focused even more attention on the activities needed to produce those goods. For example, from the textbook, Henry Ford started using assembly lines, which later became commonplace in major industries .
When the telegraph first emerged prior to the Civil War, Lincoln showed enthusiasm for learning about the new device. In 1857, the first recorded instance of Lincoln laying eyes on a telegraph key was in a hotel lobby in Pekin, Illinois, only three years before he was elected president of the United States. From the onset, Lincoln displayed curiosity and understanding. For instance, Charles Tinker, the telegraph operator who was demonstrating to him the workings of the telegraph, reported that Lincoln “asked pertinent questions showing…that he comprehended quite readily the operation of the telegraph.” Lincoln not only appreciated the inner-workings of the telegraph, he also embraced its capacity to spread his ideas. In the months leading up to his presidential nomination on February 27, 1860, after he delivered an address, the telegraph was used to broadcast the message across the nation.
The Enlightenment was the period for cultivation of science and human reason. Scientific discoveries were made and contributed to the growth of the people in Europe and America. The Enlightenment was a growth period in Europe and America, as people were told to rely on their own intellect instead of always looking to God for answers. Unfortunately, because of their existing class structure, religious positions, and authoritative rule, these new ideas in Europe could only be debated.
Becoming a professor at Boston University one year later, he taught speech and vocal physiology. This is when Bell began to experiment with “transmitting several telegraph messages simultaneously over a single wire and also with various devices to help the deaf learn to speak, including a means of graphically recording sound waves,” according to History.com Staff. It wasn’t until 1874 that Bell actually began to form the idea of the telephone. Two years later on on March 7, 1876, he was granted a patent for his idea (History.com). The telephone changed the dynamics of the world from that point
Along with paving the path for new technological advances, the procedures within business, politics, and wars were altered, and it united the nation. Therefore, Samuel F. B. Morse changed America through his invention of the telegraph. The invention of the telegraph was the cornerstone of some of the most influential objects available today. Using simple
Gadgets such as computers, smart phones, and television have been invented over time to make our lives easier and more convenience. The technology has pros and cons. The effect of technology on people could be shown in several ways. However, the question that is to be addressed here is whether people’s dependence on technology has affected creativity and communication or not ? I absolutely agree that technology has affected people’s creativity and communication.
The Revolutionary Figure that I picked for my essay is Benjamin Franklin. Benjamin Franklin was born January 17, 1706 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was the tenth son of seventeen of a man who made soap and candles. In his early life at the age of twelve he became an apprentice to his brother who was a printer. He would later on establish his own printing shop.
On October 31, 1788, James Madison, the Father of the Constitution, wrote the first amendment and said,” a good ground for an appeal to the sense of community.” The First Amendment was added to the Constitution with the rest of the Bill of Rights on December 15, 1791. The first bill was added because citizens demanded a guarantee of their basic freedoms. E interpretation or application of the freedom of speech has changed. It has changed because when the Bill was first made, it was meant that people could say and print whatever they want. Now,
This was the first war where military personnel could communicate with one another, and not have to be face to face. According to PBS “Civil War Innovations”, they have stated that “The telegraph was invented by Samuel Morse in 1844, and telegraph wires soon sprang up all along the East Coast. During the war, 15,000 miles of telegraph cable was laid purely for military purposes. Mobile telegraph wagons reported and received communications from just behind the frontline. President Lincoln would regularly visit the Telegraph Office to get the latest news.