The invention of the telephone has made our lives much easier. Before the telephone was invented people use to communicate by fire or a light from a torch. Native Americans actually developed a more complex system of signaling with fire by controlling the release of the smoke, but such smoke signals also had their limitations. Another way to send a message between places that weren"t too far apart was to use sounds better than the human voice. African tribes used drums to communicate. The way they used to get messages across from place to place was by foot, but once they learned how to use horses the messengers could get the message much faster. In the nineteenth-century the message delivery system was called Pony Express. It took about ten days for the message to get to the destination. Within no time the telegraph was introduced in the 1800's. The first message was send on May 24, to the Supreme Court.
The inventor of the telephone was Alexander Graham Bell. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, on March 3, 1847. His father and grandfather were both elocutionists. His mother Eliza was a portrait painter and a talented pianist. Alex was his family name. Alex was taught at home, so he was not especially gifted at anything expect the piano. Alex gave himself a prize on the eleventh birthday, adding "Graham" to his middle name. Alex became a teacher himself, since he liked teaching other people. Alex hobbies were to collect bugs and butterflies, the skeletons of small animals, birds" eggs, shells, and plants. Alex's grandfather died in 1865. His brother Ted died in 1867 of tuberculosis, a disease for which there was no cure in the nineteenth century.
The way Alex was introduced to telegraph was by his father, when he took him to Charles Wheatstone one of the most famous scientists in England at that time. He had developed a telegraph before Morse. Wheatstone had made a machine that could "speak.