This is Alexander Graham Bell. He was the creator of the telephone and telegraph company. He was born in 1847 and died in 1922.
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He was a teacher for the deaf. That is when he came up with the idea of "electronic speech"- his name for the first telephone. He came up with the telephone because his mother was almost deaf and his father taught the deaf also. He created the telephone in 1876. He also created more!
This is Thomas Edison and he created the newly powered light bulb. He also created much more. He was born in 1847 and died in 1931. He was known as america's greatest inventor.
Thomas Edison came up with the idea of creating a light bulb that could stay lit for more time than the other light bulbs. Although people always say that he invented the light bulb, he didn't. He actually created a vacuum inside the bulb that makes it stay lit for more amount of time and be more reliable. He also created much more!
I cant see anything! My light bulb went out!
This is Edwin L. Drake. He is also known as Colonel Drake. He was born in 1819 and he died in 1880. He was the first to successfully mine for oil.
I found oil!
One day he was digging in the ground and then he found oil. He was the first to discover oil that would be dug up in the ground. The oil that he discovered is now used to make gasoline to power vehicles and other things.