Samuel F.B Morse and his Invention
Samuel F.B Morse created possibly the most revolutionary piece of technology ever to be seen in the mid 19th century. Morse created the system of dots and dashes, later called Morse Code after the man himself, that could be sent using electromagnetic impulses over extremely large distances almost instantaneously. This was a quicker and more efficient means of communication that had ever been imagined in the United States.
With the help of Physicist Joseph Henry and Alfred Vail, Morse started developing this system of electrical communications in the beginning of 1836, the effects of which would not be seen until after 1844 following the granting of Congressional funds for the project.
Samuel Morse helped to create the first modern communication array in the United States in the 19th century, blurring the endless miles between cities and major urban areas in a way that brought commerce, politics, and social issues ever closer to the American people. This sudden meeting of conflicting ideals due to the telegraph developed by Samuel Morse directly assisted in steering the nation towards that of armed conflict and political turmoil in the years following its development.