This is a 27 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on Famous Americans - Thomas Edison. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb.
Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and because of that, he is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
Edison was savvy businessman, he held more than a 1,000 patents for his inventions. Edison's career was the quintessential rags-to-riches success story that made him a folk hero in America.
An uninhibited egoist, he could be a tyrant to employees and ruthless to competitors. Though he was a publicity seeker, he didn’t socialize well and often neglected his family. By the time he died he was one of the most well-known and respected Americans in the world. He had been at the forefront of America’s first technological revolution and set the stage for the modern electric world.
The presentation covers the following:
Move to Louisville
Move to Boston
Marriage & Family
Edison Illuminating Company
& Business Manager
DC v. AC
The Motion Picture
The Automobile Battery
The Later Years
End of Presentation
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