Alexander Graham Bell

Inventor

Quote

Alexanders point of view: "Before anything else preparation is the key to success"

Early Life

  • Born: March 03, 1847 in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Died: August 02, 1922 in Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Nationality: American
  • Occupation: Inventor


As a child Alexander grew up as one of the three child's Alexander was taught at home by his mother, Alexander went to high school and graduated at the age of thirteen. Alexander experimented with an invention called the "Visible Speech" that would help the deaf speak.

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Getting Involved

Alexander worked as his father's assistance, Alexander helped the deaf speak by adopting his father's invention the 'Visible Speech". Alexander helped the deaf speak by looking at a human ear. Alexander conceived the theory of the telephone and sent the first message to Watson on March 10, 1876.

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Alexander makes the first long-distance call.

Choices and Results

Alexander accidentally invented the telephone, he thought of the telephone when he heard a sound from the receiver from another room, and Alexander sketched the picture of the telephone and Watson built it. the invention changed humanity.

In His Words

Alexander made these choices to help humans, and deaf people by helping them talk with a device his father made.

Aftermath

After Alexander Graham Bell made the telephone life changed for society, people started making telephones that you can carry around in your pockets and wireless ones to. For Alexander he made a company called "Founds Bell Telephone Company". They perfected the device and sold them.

Legacy

After perfecting the telephone life changed people didn't have to send letters to talk to people they could just call them, after a few centuries we had caller ID so we knew who was calling us instead of randomly answering peoples calls.

Annotated Bibliography

“Alexander Graham Bell." Encyclopedia of World Biography. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Biography in Context. Web. 6 May 2016.


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”Bell makes first long-distance phone call." Computer Sciences. Ed. K. Lee Lerner and Brenda Wilmoth Lerner. 2nd ed. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2014. Biography in Context. Web. 8 May 2016.


  • I used this picture because it shows Alexander Graham Bell making the first long distance call. I also used this source because it showed how he did it and how the telephone looked.



”Inventor Alexander Graham Bell, Circa 1910." Gale Biography in Context. Detroit: Gale, 2010. Biography in Context. Web. 8 May 2016.


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”Alexander Graham Bell." Scientists: Their Lives and Works. Detroit: UXL, 2006. Biography in Context. Web. 8 May 2016.


  • I used this source because it explains what Alexander did to contribute to society. The source also explained what he did after he invented the telephone.



”Alexander Graham Bell patents the telephone." Globe & Mail [Toronto, Canada] 7 Mar. 2016: A2. Biography in Context. Web. 8 May 2016.


  • I used this newspaper because it talks about Alexander patenting the telephone. This newspaper article also talks about how he described the telephone as a “method of, and apparatus for, transmitting two or more telegraphic signals through a single wire”.



”Alexander Graham Bell." Dictionary of American Biography. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1936. Biography in Context. Web. 8 May 2016.


  • I choose this source because it talked about how Alexander grew up. It also talked about how he got his education.



”Telephone." World of Invention. Gale, 2008. Biography in Context. Web. 8 May 2016.


  • This source talked about what the telephone is and how it worked. It also talked about how Alexander Thought of the idea.



”Alexander Graham Bell." Computer Sciences. Ed. K. Lee Lerner and Brenda Wilmoth Lerner. 2nd ed. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2013. Biography in Context. Web. 8 May 2016


  • I choose this article because it talked about Alexander’s interests. It also talked about him helping the deaf children talk.



Cokeley, Sarah. "Big box telephone." American History 48.4 (2013): 74. Biography in Context. Web. 8 May 2016.


  • I choose this source because it talks about no one thinking that the telephone could transmit a human voice. It also talks about how the telephone works.



Alexander Graham Bell. (n.d.). BrainyQuote.com. Retrieved May 8, 2016


  • I choose this quote because it explains what Alexander did, he prepared his drawings of the telephone. I also choose this because it explains what a lot of inventors did to.