Famous Canadians

Topics: Telephone, Alexander Graham Bell, Invention Pages: 2 (447 words) Published: January 16, 2013
Alexander Graham Bell
There are a lot of famous Canadians and all of them are very interesting and each one of them made a difference in Canada, just like Alexander Graham Bell, he invented something that made a really big difference in our society today, and that is why he is very interesting and fascinating.

Alexander Graham Bell was born on March 3, 1847 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Because Alexander’s mom had hearing loss since she was a girl, he was interested in sound and inventing, and his father was a speech teacher, he helped people learn to speak clearly, he even invented a way to help deaf people learn to speak. When Alexander was 23 he emigrated with his family to Canada and settled in Brantford, Ontario. They moved to Canada because 2 of Alexander’s brothers had died of tuberculosis, and his parents believed it was due to the Scottish climate. So not wanting to risk the life of their son, the Bells moved to Canada.

Bell gave lectures on Visible Speech, a method of teaching speech to the deaf that had been developed by his father. Bell, after leaning a lot of telephones, invented the first telephonic transmission. Alexander was 29 years old when he tested the telephone, but the first time he heard some noises and couldn’t hear his uncle’s voice but the second time he has made the first long distance telephone call in the world because it worked. Bell just like any other individual faced some problems and one of the main problems he faced was that nobody believed in him, and in his inventions. And also, Bell had other competitors that were trying to invent telephones and telegraphs too.

Alexander had made a big difference in Canada and all the other countries around the world, because now people can communicate with each other wherever they live with their families and friends. Not only he helped people communicate with each other, but he also helped the deaf people to speak in different ways so we can understand them easily, which is also a big...
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