How did telegrams come along? Communication is one most important thing people’s life. Over time, different forms of communication have been created and discovered. In the past, people used smoke signals as a form of communication however, smoke signals could only send a few simple messages and were not very practical. As people's needs and wants changed and the population grew, people needed to send larger messages as well as sending them further away. This is how letter writing was thought up. People wrote letters to communicate with others who were far away because it was the only way to communicate over long distances at the time. This was the case until the 19th century when the invention of the telegraph came along. The telegraph was invented and thought up by a man named Samuel Morse, hence the term“Morse Code.”
Who was Samuel Morse? Samuel Morse being an artist and inventor, developed the first successful electromagnetic telegraph system. He went to Yale College were he studied art and electricity and after graduation he pursued a career in art. Samuel, continued to study art and traveled to England where on his trip overheard two men discussing about electromagnets. One of those men was called Charles Jackson and had also studied electricity. He told Morse that electric impulse could be carried through long wires.
The first telegram The first telegraph was invented in the late 1700′s and early 1800′s by Claude Chappe. The telegraph system worked with electric signals being transmitted over wires from different locations to translate messages. The first telegraph was not electric. Many people tried to reinvent and improve the process in which telegraphs worked, however, the only one who perfected it was Samuel Morse. Morse took the facts and knowledge found and gained by previous inventors and invented a more practical system.