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Alexander Graham Bell


Alexander Graham bell was a very important man, not only to Canada but to the whole world
as well, and it was not an easy road to success. His contributions to the world of
communication were unmatched by any one. This essay will be arguing the facts about Bell
that have been stated through 3 main topics, which are, Bell's contribution to deaf
people. Graham Bell made a contribution to the communication world. Finally he ran into
many problems while in innovations were occurring.

Alexander made an extremely large contribution to the deaf people by doing many things.
Before he was born Alec's father was trying to develop a method of speech for deaf people
while this experimenting was going on he had a son who little did he know would rock the
world with the invention of the phone. During his early years Bell and his father
perfected this method of visible speech for the deaf. Alexander invented a glove whit
visible speech letters printed on different parts of the glove so when touched by
different fingers spelled different words. He and his family toured around the country
showing this item off and soon gained much respect. After bell moved to Canada he decided
that this glove was not enough. Soon he opened schools meant specifically for the deaf
people to learn and there are still some schools to this day that have been founded by
Bell just for deaf people. During one of his many visits to one of his school he met a
young student by the name of Mabel Hubbard 'I have discovered that my interest in my dear
pupil… has ripened into a far deeper feeling'; (always inventing, 28) this caused
some controversy between the two families because of the significant age difference and
the fact the she was deaf, also they didn't want them to have kids for there was a
possibly of deafness being hereditary (Alexander Graham Bell An Inventive Life, 16). Also
people in the community were talking about how Bell was going to marry a deaf girl, but
despite this wishes of the families the got married and had children who turned out fine.
Mabel describes her first meeting wit Bell 'I did not like him. He was tall, with jet
black hair and eyes but dressed badly and carelessly in an old fashion suit… he
seemed hardly a gentleman'; (Alexander Graham Bell An inventive life, 16). After they got
married Bell wanted to devote even more of himself to the deaf so he started to private
visible speech lessons teaching deaf mutes to communicate with ease.

The Second of many reasons Bell was an excellent man was that He made a phenomenal
contribution to the communication world. When he was young and just got in to
experimenting with sound and how it travels he made a voice box out of the larynx of a
sheep and he was able for it to communicate words like mother and father. Bell was
fascinated with the invention of the telegraph but pondered about how it was only able to
send one message at a time. Bell went on a mission to make this invention better by making
it able to send multiple messages and did so by using special wires that created an
electric current when coiled a certain way. After the success of the multiple line
telegraph he perfected another invention called the Phonograph, which recorded sounds and
played them back through a tin cylinder (world book encyclopedia, 379) originally the
sound was faint and choppy but it was soon perfected. After this was complete Bell's
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