The Controversy Of Alexander Graham Bell

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Alexander Graham Bell was born on March 3rd, 1847. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He went to Edinburgh Royal High School when he was eleven years old. Bell had left school when he was fifteen, he never actually graduated. He also attended the University of London for college but his time in college was cut short due to him and his family moving to Canada in the 1870s also causing him to not fully graduate from college as well. They left to Canada because they had lost two children to tuberculosis already. They thought that the only way they could keep Bell from getting tuberculosis and losing him to it as well they had to leave their home in England. When he was younger he was really into learning about the world. This leads him to…show more content…
Graham Bell had found a way to send a simple current. He had received a patent for the invention on March 7th, 1876. Five days after he had found a way to send a simple current through a piece of wire he had actually found a way to send actual speech. He had talked through a telephone speaking to his assistance, Thomas A. Watson, in another room. That was the time the now famous words “Mr. Watson, come here. I need you.” was said. The most valuable patent that has ever been issued is actually the patent for the telephone. Bell gets a lot of the credit for inventing the telephone but there are also a bunch of other people that contributed to the process of inventing it. Graham Bell was the first to patent the invention of the telephone though. It as a very confusing thing to deal with. It was a confusing collection of counterclaims and claims. It was made even more confusing with the lawsuit trying to resolve the patent claims of many individuals. Bell’s grandfather, father, and his brother had all been associated with work on speech and elocution. Both his wife and his mother were deaf. Therefore, Graham Bell was engaged in teaching teachers how to instruct deaf people that didn’t know how to talk how to speak, as well as experimenting with Leon Scott photography in recording the vibration of speech while he was a professor of Vocal Philosopher at Boston University. Also, when he
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