Alexander Graham Bell

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Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell was born on March 3, 1847 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was the second born son of Melville Bell and Eliza Grace Symonds. His father worked with Visible Speech for the deaf. His mother homeschooled Alex and his brothers and she was deaf. Alex had two brothers, the oldest was Melville James Bell he was born in 1845 and died in 1870. He younger brother, Edward Charles Bell was born in 1848 and he died in 1867. Both of his brothers died from tuberculosis. As a child Alexander Graham Bell liked to create and design new inventions. Some of his favorite things to do in his free time was to design new devices, and working with kites. He also liked helping his fathers work with the deaf. His mother had homeschooled Alexander and his brothers. He received a one year of formal education in a private school, along with two years at Edinburgh’s Royal High School. He graduated high school at age 13, although he dropped out of high school to study science with his grandfather. In 1866 Alexander Graham Bell went to the University of Edinburgh. In 1868 he went to and graduated from the University College in London. In school Alex was only a mediocre student with mostly B’s. He was a very intelligent, curious, and ambitious student. Alex showed a sensitive nature and talent to art, poetry, and music in school. In Alexander Graham Bell’s life there were many horrible historical events that happened. One event that happened was the Civil War. The Civil War started in 1861 and it ended in 1865. Another historical event that happened in Alex’s life was the Molasses Flood of 1919. The flood happened in the North End of Boston, Massachusetts. One more historical event that happened during his life was World War 1. World War 1 started in 1914 and it ended it 1919. Those are just some of the horrible things that happened during Alexander Graham Bell’s life.

Alexander Graham Bell was and is still famous for inventing the telephone in 1876 at age 29. In 1877, Bell formed the Bell Telephone Company. If you were wondering how the telephone was first invented you should pay attention. Alexander Graham Bell experimented on something called the harmonic telegraph. At an expedition in Boston a French inventor invented something called the phonotogram, it transmitted audible sound through a membrane and traced it onto smoked glass. Alex became obsessed with the idea that he begged a doctor to give him a dead man’s ear bone so he created a not so good version of the phonotogram. When he was using his phonotogram he came up with a revolution it was that it only took a small amount of power to amplify a human voice. Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Watson became partners and they hit it off immediately. Alex wasn’t supposed to be working on telephone his chief backer, Mr. Hubbard insisted he work on the harmonic telegraph. Bell and Watson were more interested in the telephone and their faith was rewarded by accident by trying to figure out why a lab test had failed, Bell realized he had been wrong about the current that it should be undulating instead of constant. When they had sent a faint sound over the wires Alex had recorded that the telephone was born on that day, June 2, 1875. He was experimenting with his telephone and he said through it “Mr. Watson come here I want to see you.” As soon as Watson came running into the room he knew what he had truly accomplished. He and Watson held the first two way conversation in October of 1876. Alexander invented and became famous from a lot of inventions. His most famous invention was the telephone. In December of 1859 Alex was 12 years old and he made his first invention. He and his friend were at a wheat mill and the owner told them to do something useful, so Alex went home and he designed an invention that could clean and remove the husks from the wheat grains. In February of 1863 Alex’s brother and him invented a device that can produce speech electronicly.

In 1877 Alexander made the Bell Telephone Company that same year he married Mabel Hubbard. They went on a yearlong honey moon in Europe. Mabel was one of his students; she was ten years younger than he was. She along with his mother was both deaf, they were the ones who influenced his life’s work. Alexander and Mabel went to England for their honey moon, but they also went to show Queen Victoria a demonstration of the telephone. Alexander and Mabel were gifted with their first born daughter, Elsie May Bell. She was born on May 8, 1878. They were blesses with a second daughter, Marial Bell in 1880. Their first son died shortly after birth in 1881. Their second son was born with breathing problems in 1883. After having struggled with their son’s breathing he died shortly after. Alexander after experiencing the tragedy of his son dying he invented something called a vacuum jacket. The vacuum jacket helped people with breathing problems, but he was too late for his son. Alexander Graham Bell died on August 2, 1922. He died of diabetes in Benin Bhreagh, Nova Scotia. He died at age 75 years old leaving behind a wife and two daughters. Alexander was buried at Benin Bhreagh Mountain. During his funeral all phones in North America were silenced in honor of Alexander Graham Bell.

By: Alyssa Manocchio

this is Alexander Graham bell's telephone. in 1876, age 29 Alexander invented the 1877 Al3xander formed the Bell Telphone Company. Alexanser was suppost to be working on the harmonic telegraph, but the idea of transmitting sound cought his atention. After years of orking on it this is wht the telephone came to be and ever since 1876 the telephone getting smaller and better.

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  • mrdowle 5 years ago

    mrdowle's avatar

    You have the basics in place, but I would like to see some more visuals/captions related to AGB's achievements

  • mk12411 5 years ago

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    I like it