Thomas Alva Edison
Alan Guillen
Per. 1 English
12/12/13
Biography
Thomas was born on
February 11, 1847.
Edison died on
October 18, 1931.
Thomas Edison lived
in Ohio.
Assertion
Thomas Alva Edison was a significant
scientist because he invented the
battery and many other useful
inventions ...
Evidence #1
“In the early years of the automobile
industry there were hopes for an
electric vehicle, and Edison spent the
...
Explanation #1
Edison did this because people
needed a way to power their cars to
drive long distances.
Evidence #2
“His most famous contributions
include practical electric lighting, the
phonograph, and improvements to
the te...
Explanation #2
Thomas did this because people live
far from each other and needed a
way to communicate with each other
Evidence #3
“Edison also made a battery powered
telegraph stringing wires from trees
to a friend’s house.”
Explanation #3
Thomas did this because he wanted
to talk to his friends but they were
too far so he made the telegraph
put...
Conclusion
In conclusion, Thomas Alva Edison
was a significant scientist because he
invented the battery and many other
us...
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  1. 1. Thomas Alva Edison Alan Guillen Per. 1 English 12/12/13
  2. 2. Biography Thomas was born on February 11, 1847. Edison died on October 18, 1931. Thomas Edison lived in Ohio.
  3. 3. Assertion Thomas Alva Edison was a significant scientist because he invented the battery and many other useful inventions in life like the telephone and telegraph.
  4. 4. Evidence #1 “In the early years of the automobile industry there were hopes for an electric vehicle, and Edison spent the first decade of the 20th century trying to develop a suitable storage battery. Although gas power won out, Edison’s battery was used extensively in industry.”
  5. 5. Explanation #1 Edison did this because people needed a way to power their cars to drive long distances.
  6. 6. Evidence #2 “His most famous contributions include practical electric lighting, the phonograph, and improvements to the telegraph, telephone, and motion pictures.”
  7. 7. Explanation #2 Thomas did this because people live far from each other and needed a way to communicate with each other
  8. 8. Evidence #3 “Edison also made a battery powered telegraph stringing wires from trees to a friend’s house.”
  9. 9. Explanation #3 Thomas did this because he wanted to talk to his friends but they were too far so he made the telegraph put them from tree to tree to his friend’s house and was able to talk to his friends.
  10. 10. Conclusion In conclusion, Thomas Alva Edison was a significant scientist because he invented the battery and many other useful inventions in life like the telephone, and the telegraph.

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