Telegraph

By: Bryson Stevens and Ty Cunningham

Who?

  • Samuel Morse

When?

  • 1837

Where?

  • Charleston, Massachusetts

What?

  • It revolutionized long-distance communication by transmitting electrical signals over a wire laid between stations by using a code that Samuel Morse created called Morse Code.
  • It replaced shooting flames into the air, light flashes with a heliograph, letters, and smoke signals.

Impact on Industrialization

  • It impacted America for its big push west and helped railroads operate safer.

How Did It Work?

Working of a Telegraph - Physics