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Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison

became a telegrapher where he learned about electrical science. In 1869, Edison developed his first invention, an improved stock ticker. He then quit his telegrapher job and became a full time inventer. He opened a small laboratory in New Jersey, employing seeral engineers and technicians. Thomas Edison also invented the phonograph, motion

Thomas Edison was born on Febuary 11, 1847 in Ohio. He only went to school for twelve weeks, his teachers said he was "difficult" and he had to be taught at home. He started publishing his own newspaper. Then he conducted experiments in a train car, but was kicked off when he started a fire and had to go to selling newspapers. Then he

How did Thomas Edison impact economic, social and geography in the United States after Reconstruction?Thomas Edison's electrical advancements and inventions caused electricity to replace steam as the source of power for factories, horses as the means to power streetcars, and humans as the source of power for household

pictures, a system for distributing electrical power, and many other technologies powered by electricity. He had a total of 1,093 U.S. patents. He died on October 18,1931 at 84 years old form a complications of diabetes.

appliances. They also helped to inspire the develpement of long-distance electicity transmission. This enabled Edison's electric light to illuminate buildings, streets, and neighborhoods. Edison's inventions eliminated much manual labor that had been associated with everyday household activities and improved American's quality of life.

Sources: 1.) A&E Networks Television. Web. 6 Nov. 2015.2.) Mrs.Cambell's notes


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