The Telegraph By Elise Bench

Claim: The Telegraph was the most significant change in the 1800's

How did this change affect people directly? They could communicate faster and over long distances.

how did it affect the country? People on one side of the country could communicate with other people on the other side of the country.

Evidence 1: " the rail road system used the telegraph to get mere efficient transportation news".

Source: Inventions That Promoted West Ward Expansion

Evidence 2: "By October 24, 1861, telegraphs sent the first message from San Francisco to Washington."


Evidence 3: "Telegraph was an important means of communication from the mid 1800's to the mid 1900's."


Context: The change happened in 1837.

Why did the change occur: To make communicating easier in the 1800's

Did it effect the north or the south more: It effected both equally because they could communicate to each other.

How did it effect wast ward expansion: They could send long distance, so if people went west they could sill communicate.


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