Thomas Edison Essay

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Thomas Edison

     Thomas (Alva) Edison was one of America’s most important and famous inventors. Edison was born into a time and place where there wasn’t much technological advancements. His inventions helped a lot of things quickly change in the world. His inventions contributed to many inventions today such as the night light, movies, telephones, and records and CDs.
     Edison is most famous for the development of the first electric light bulb. Like I said Edison was born into a time where America wasn’t very developed. He was born, and electricity had not been developed. But thanks to Edison when he had passed away on October 18, 1931 whole cities were lit up in electricity. For
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     The next day Thomas and his mom went back to school to have a talk with Reverend Engle. He continued to say things about Thomas’ knowledge saying such remarks like Thomas can’t learn. His mother was extremely offended and decided to take him out of that school. His mom later decided that she would homeschool him. During these times of home schooled he was enrolled in 2 other public schools. His attendance was very sporadic so it is known that most of his schooling was done at home.

Undergoing His Inventions
Automatic Telegraph
     Nine years before Edison was born, Samuel Morse was famous for inventing the telegraph. The telegraph sent messages over wires using "Morse code". In Morse code, the alphabet and numbers are written in combinations of dots, dashes, and short and long sounds. By the time Edison began doing experiments, telegraph lines went across the country. He wanted to learn how to be a telegrapher and send messages over telegraph wires.
     One day while selling newspapers along the railroad, something happened that was going to change Edison’s life. Edison saved the life of a “station official's” child. The child fell onto the tracks of an oncoming train. Edison ran to his helplessness and took the boy off the tracks before the train flew bye. The boy's father thanked Edison by teaching him how to use the telegraph. Edison used scrap metal to build a

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