Alexander Graham Bell

the inventor that changed the world

Who is he?

  • Alexander Graham Bell was born March 3, 1837

  • He died August 2, 1922 in Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada


He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland.


Spouse: Mabel Gardiner Hubbard (1877-1922)

Challenges/Obstacles

  • His brothers died from tuberculosis which made the rest of the family move to Brantford, Ontario, Canada.

  • He wanted to transmit the human voice through the wires but he couldn’t bring his ideas to life.

  • Extreme loss of sleep

Accomplishments

  • Before he made the telephone, he made a corn husker at the age of 12.

  • He made the telephone in 1876

Impact from these Accomplishments

  • people can now communicate around the world

  • without his invention we wouldn’t have our phones

  • we can communicate without waiting months for a reply

5 interesting facts

  • he had 2 other brothers but they died at a young age.

  • he had been homeschooled all his life but he went to a private school for 1 year and Edinburgh’s Royal High school for 2 years

  • He moved to Canada from Scotland in 1870

  • Thomas Watson helped Alexander Bell to create the telephone

  • Alexander Bell had to go to court 550 times. He even had to go to the Supreme Court