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Inventions: Communication(14 Photos)
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The Birth of Telecommunications
The Birth of TelecommunicationsVideo Clip (4:11)
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Alexander Graham Bell thought he was on to something, but no one wanted his new invention. Hear the first messages to travel by wire and through the air.
First Telegraph Message
First Telegraph MessageVideo Clip (2:55)
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Morse's first telegram marked the beginning of the telecommunications revolution.
America and the Civil War
America and the Civil WarVideo Clip (4:04)
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Discover how the bloodiest war in American history transformed the face of the nation.
Civil War Tech
Civil War TechVideo Clip (2:17)
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The Civil War saw the rise of major technological advances in warfare.
Lincoln's War Machine
Lincoln's War MachineVideo Clip (3:01)
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Twenty-four thousand miles of railroad replenishes troops and supplies for the North and delivers disaster to the South.
Civil War 150
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