Throughout often times the original message would

Throughout the timeline of humans, technology has slowly but surely and continuously progressed. The area that did for a long time lack in technology however, was communication. Sending a message via letter to for example, England from America, would take weeks just one way. Due to the slow travel time of messages, often times the original message would be irrelevant once it mades its full journey. This made communication not necessarily useless, but it was far from efficient. This is of course, until the invention of the Telegraph.The Telegraph, which became the first form of electrical telecommunication, was developed in the 1830s and 1840s by Samuel Morse who worked with Leonard Gale, and Alfred Vail. The electrical telegraph allowed people to transmit messages across continents and oceans, almost instantly. In addition to an improved version of the telegraph, Samuel Morse also produced written codes on a strip of paper using pulses of current to deflect an electromagnet; this demonstration led to the invention of Morse Code. In this code, the first telegraph message was sent on May 24, 1844 by Samuel Morse. On and experimental line from Washington D.C to Baltimore, the message said: “What hath God wrought?” Credited with further innovations on the Telegraph is Ezra Cornell, who improved the insulation of the telegraph wires  is With the exception of Florida, America was now connected by Telegraph. The telegraph is one of only a couple pieces of technology that I see as extremely historically significant. There is a quote by Edward Teller that says “The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.” I think this quote is powerful paired with the Telegraph and couldn’t hold more truth. The Telegraph revolutionized communication completely, especially in America where it was invented. With the invention of the Telegraph, no longer did you have to depend on messages becoming irrelevant due to the length of time it took to carry messages to another location. In its early stages, the Telegraph modernized business and personal communication very rapidly in America, eventually spanning globally. In addition, the Telegraph laid the groundwork for a revolution in communication; a groundwork for future innovations and inventors.

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