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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 The Telegraph The Telegraph - This was how the first Cooke and Wheatstone five- needle telegraph looked like William Fothergill Cooke Charles Wheatstone - The telegraph was first used in 1844 - First to introduce a telegraph One of the important events during his presidency was the invention of the Morse Code and the first telegraph line. Martin Van Buren - - Samuel Morse was the first to successfully painted the first electrical telegraph in the United States in 1837. A telegraph system transmits signals by using an electrical -device that consists of a machine to send signals by a wire to a receiving machine. - The telegraph is an electromagnet - Samuel Morse demonstrated his telegraph system to a somewhat skeptical Congress. He sent telegraph messages between the Senate and House and finally in 1843 he managed to convince Congress to fund $10,000 for the construction of the first telegraph line in the United States. The first telegraph line ran for 30 miles from Washington, D.C., to Baltimore, Maryland. The invention of the telegraph was one of the most significant events in the history of the United States and revolutionized communication throughout the world. Telegraph wires ran through most of the settled areas of the United States by the 1850's. The telegraph carried messages of -news events and business transactions. The telegraph was the precursor of today'scomplex wireless communications systems including the telephone, radio, television, FAX and the internet.
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