The Evolution of the Telephone Essay

987 Words Apr 30th, 2012 4 Pages
Would American’s lives be the same without having telephones, light, transportation, or labor laws? That’s what Americans would be missing in life without having the Industrial Revolution occurring in history. The Industrial Revolution was a time of changes from working at home to working in factories with machines and engines. There were new inventions, upgrades in machinery, railroads, steamships, and oil booms. The lives of Americans were changed during this time period from 17th century. The Industrial Revolution shaped the U.S. into what it was today. One invention in particular was the telephone; its technological advances throughout the years have continued to explore the imagination. Since its inception, the telephone has …show more content…
He received many honors. Later he experimented with submarine cable telegraphy. Morse died in New York on April 2, 1872.
Alexander Graham Bell, a pioneer in the field of telecommunications was born in 1847 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Bell had been interested in the education of deaf people; which lead him to invent the microphone and, in 1876, at the age of 29, Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, at the time it was called the “electrical speech machine”. In 1877, he formed the Bell Telephone Company. News of his invention quickly spread throughout the country, even throughout Europe. By 1878, Bell had set up the first telephone exchange in New Haven, Connecticut. By 1884, long distance connections were made between Boston, Massachusetts and New York City. Bell's "electrical speech machine" paved the way for the Information Superhighway. In its primitive days, the telephone was all but cumbersome. It means when someone was to make a call; the caller had to go through an operator to connect the caller to another party. The telephone was also better at receiving than transmitting. The microphone was not sensitive enough. There were also switchboards in which an operator had to manually remove one socket to connect to another. As the demand of telephone use grew,

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