Samuel F. B. Morse

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Life of Samuel F. B. Morse
Even born in a small town you can accomplish anything. Samuel Finley Breese Morse was born on April 27, 1791 in Charlestown, Massachusetts. Samuel Morse was the first born child of Jedidiah and Elisabeth Morse. His parents really wanted Samuel to commit to his education, and his Calvinist religion. Samuel went to a mediocre school, Phillips Academy, for art, before attending Yale College. After he graduated college at Yale, Samuel wanted to have a career as a painter, but his father wanted him to have a more prestigious career than painting. His father arranged for him to be an apprentice at a bookstore in Boston. However, Samuel still had a love for art, so his dad allowed him to go to England for a better study …show more content…

While on a long trip to Europe, Samuel received a letter, which told him that his wife Lucretia was really ill. By the time he got back home, his wife already had died and been buried. That accident led to Morse trying to find a way to send messages to the other side of the world faster. In 1838, Morse formed a partnership with Alfred Vail, who helped with funds, and developing the system of the dots and dashes of Morse code. Samuel Morse brought the telegraph to life with the first message “What hath God wrought” (.-- …. .- - (what) …. .- - …. (hath) --. --- -.. (God) .-- .-. --- ..- --. …. – (wrought)) between Washington D.C. to Baltimore, Maryland, on May 24, 1844. Sadly, on April 2, 1872 at the age of 81, and only 25 days before his 82 birthday, Morse passed away. Without Samuel F. B. Morse, we would not have a lot of inventions we have today. If we put all of our time and energy we can accomplish great things like Samuel F. B. Morse. Samuel Morse showed us we can do anything we want. He showed us it doesn’t matter where you are from, what family you grow up in to do what you love. We all learn how important stuff or people by losing them in one split second. You can be anyone you want, just if you be you, and you must put time, energy, 100% focus, and effort, you may accomplish anything. Just only a matter of time before you may be

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