Artist turned Inventor
PLACE(S) OF LIVING AND OF WORK : Charlestown and Boston, Massachusetts, England, and final place of living in New York City, New York
PROFESSION : First dreams as an artist, which helped him become an inventor
BACKGROUND INFO : Studied at Yale University due to his father's persistence to become something more than just an artist. Morse was also married two times, to Lucretia Walker whom which he had three children. Then, later on, married Elisabeth Griswold.
HOW : Samuel Morse was first a painter before an inventor, he traveled around the Massachusetts area and East following any opportunity to paint something profitable during the romance period (Historical paintings were popular). Due to many deaths in his family, Morse traveled to England, and on his way back to the U.S. Morse met inventor Charles Thomas Jackson, whom which he discussed the possibility of electric current being able to carry impulses through a long distance wire forced by a machine. Then Morse used his artistic abilities to create his first official model of the telegraph. He was able to create the first model based on his studies of Physicist Joseph Henry.
WHEN : 1830's
"What hath God wrought?" - first telegraph message
BEHIND THE WORDS...
HOW : The Morse Code was created by both Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail, a helpful hand in Morse's inventions due to ideas and funds he supported Morse with.
WHEN : 1838
LIFE AFTER THE INVENTION
IMPACT OF DISCOVERIES
CHANGES AND UNDERSTANDING
ELECTRICITY : With the help of the invention of the battery, the direct charges from the battery helped for the idea and working model of the telegraph to send its electrical pulses. The development of the telegraph helped many scientists understand how the direct current can be controlled by machines and be used for a more complex purpose.
SOCIETY : Society would take a change for the best and continue to create changes in the future thanks to the telegraph. The telegraph opened up brand new ways to communicate with those in communities and lead to the foundation of the invention of the telephone. The telegraph would also change society in their ways to be aware because telegraphs made the public more aware of time. Time was used to be more organized and to help society become more structured.