Thomas Edison Research Paper

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Thomas Edison was a great American inventor, whose discoveries and creations not only advanced technology for America, but advanced technology for the entire world. I will be covering his life, from birth, to death.
Thomas Edison was born February 11, 1847 in Milan Ohio. He was the youngest of seven children, only four of which made it to adulthood. His mother Nancy was a teacher, and his father, Samuel, was an exiled political activist from Canada. Thomas Edison once said, “My mother was the making of me. She was so true, so sure of me, and I felt I had someone to live for, Someone I must not disappoint.”
When He was seven, he moved with his family to Port Huron. At this age he went to school for about a total of four weeks, before his mother …show more content…

Soon, enjoying the whole newspaper thing, he started his own small newspaper, which he called “The Grand Trunk Harold.” This paper was the very first paper to ever be published on a train!
Edison had very much access to the railroads, so he set up a small laboratory within an old baggage car, so he could experiment with chemical reactions. This resulted in a chemical fire, in which the conductor knocked Edison out, probably furthering his hearing loss. Edison lost his hearing at a very young age. Nobody's quite sure of how he lost it, but here are some of the ideas. Some believe it was caused by the effects of scarlet fever when he caught it at a young age. Edison, however, believed that it had something to do with a time when he was young, where he was lifted onto a train by his ears.
In 1862, 15 year old Thomas Edison saved a boy of about three years old from being ran over by a boxcar. The boy's father, being very grateful, offered to teach Edison how to use a railroad telegraph. This education lead to Thomas getting multiple jobs filling in for telegraph operators deployed in the civil war. Edison traveled all around with this job all through the years of

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