Essay about Alexander Graham Bell And The Invention Of The Telephone

1002 Words Jan 12th, 2016 5 Pages
Alexander Graham Bell is most commonly recognized as the inventor of the telephone, but in actuality he has contributed so much more to life as we know it today. He has eighteen patents in his name as well as twelve patents that he shared with others.
Alexander Graham Bell also invented the first metal detector which he used to try and locate a bullet from President James Garfield. This was unsuccessful but it led to a thirst for more knowledge. Since this was unsuccessful, President James Garfield unfortunately died. He also invented a device which found icebergs. This invention warned ships of potential icebergs. Along with these and his other numerous inventions he played a major part in the lives of the deaf, by instructing those unable to hear and by doing experiments to invent tools that would assist the deaf in their challenge to live a full life with their disability. This paper aims to educate the reader about the life of Alexander Graham Bell, his invention of the telephone and his contributions to ease the difficulties of the deaf.
Alexander Graham Bell was born to parents Alexander Melville Bell and Eliza Grace Symonds Bell on March third 1847 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was their second child. He had two brothers, Melville James and Edward Charles both of whom died from tuberculosis during their childhood. Alexander was home schooled as a young boy by his mother, who herself was almost completely deaf, yet still played the piano wonderfully, a feat most…

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