Samuel Finley Breese Morse (April 27, 1791 – April 2, 1872) was an American inventor. He contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs, was a co-inventor of the Morse code, and also an accomplished painter.  Morse additionally supported the institution of slavery as well as anti-Catholic and anti-immigration efforts within the United States.

Samuel Finley Breese Morse (April 27, 1791 – April 2, 1872) was an American inventor. He contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs, was a co-inventor of the Morse code, and also an accomplished painter. Morse additionally supported the institution of slavery as well as anti-Catholic and anti-immigration efforts within the United States.

Jan. 6, 1838: In Morristown, New Jersey, Samuel Morse's telegraph system is demonstrated for the first time.

Jan. 6, 1838: In Morristown, New Jersey, Samuel Morse's telegraph system is demonstrated for the first time.

Celebrate Morse Code Day (April 27) in Your Homeschool with these activity ideas • homeschool history •  Samuel Morse and Morse Code unit study

Celebrate Morse Code Day in Your Homeschool

Celebrate Morse Code Day (April 27) in Your Homeschool with these activity ideas • homeschool history • Samuel Morse and Morse Code unit study

Samuel Morse Developed the Telegraph Because of a Personal Tragedy

Samuel Morse Developed the Telegraph Because of a Personal Tragedy

Solve the messages by placing the letter above each code. Then put the letters together to spell a secret message. Jr Detective Badge!

Solve the messages by placing the letter above each code. Then put the letters together to spell a secret message. Jr Detective Badge!

Morse Code for Kids - Electric Telegraph and Morse Code Alphabet | Ency123 - Learn, Create, Have Fun

Morse Code for Kids - Electric Telegraph and Morse Code Alphabet | Ency123 - Learn, Create, Have Fun

Samuel Morse - Telegraph Patent, Sketchs, Paintings, Other Material: Samuel Morse - Patent Drawings

Words on a Wire: A Brief Biography of Samuel Morse

Samuel Morse - Telegraph Patent, Sketchs, Paintings, Other Material: Samuel Morse - Patent Drawings

Samuel Morse invented the telegraph and helped to develop Morse Code. Here are some great ways to celebrate Morse Code Day!

Samuel Morse and Morse Code Day

Samuel Morse invented the telegraph and helped to develop Morse Code. Here are some great ways to celebrate Morse Code Day!

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