Offered to sell it to the Government for $100,000.

Details about Samuel Morse

Samuel Morse was a New York University professor, and developed the Morse code. The idea behind the telegraph was to send electric signals across wire. In 1843 Morse built a telegraph system from Washington D.C to Baltimore.

Why this invention was useful.

It was the first form of communication that could reach over long distances instantly. It was one of the key inventions to the industrial age. The telegraph could get messages across instantaneously, instead of taking days, weeks, or even months like a letter would.

Quotes about the invention

"What hath God wrought"
this is known as the historic first message.

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