A Comparison Of Thomas Edison And Nikolas Tesla

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Thomas Edison and Nikolas Tesla were two disputing geniuses. They were both key players in the course of electricity use and inventions.

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”
—Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison was a businessman and good at improving ideas.
Thomas Edison was born February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio. Edison was the youngest child out of his seven siblings. His mother was a school teacher and had a great influence on his childhood. His father was a political activist from Canada. As a child, Edison was considered too difficult and was pulled out of public school. Luckily his mother being a teacher, taught him at home. Additionally, Edison had partially lost his hearing which had a significant impact on his life. Edison reported that he had lost his hearing due to a train accident in which his ears were injured. Though, that did not stop him from being the great inventor he was. When he was eleven years old, he showed great eagerness for books. At age twelve, Edison began selling newspapers to passengers, that was the first of what would lead a long chain of entrepreneurial journeys.

Edison became a telegrapher by the age of fifteen after he saved the daughter of a station agent from an oncoming train. The father of the girl rewarded him by teaching him how to utilize a telegraph. He then moved to Boston where he got a job with the Western Union Company. During the time

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