The Electric Telegraph:A Revolutionary Invention

The Telegraph Act of 1866

The Telegraph Act of 1866 was enacted by Congress in order to lessen  the confusion  and competition over which telegraph companies could own and operate the telegraph.
Telegraph Company in 1866

-Telegraph Act of 1866-- a law passed by Congress, giving Congress the right to purchase every telegraph company at an agreeable price, while still allowing some firms to erect telegraphic lines on any postal route in the country 

Why Does it Matter?

-The Telegraph Act of 1866 made the telegraph cheaper and more accessible.
-Created a better establishment of companies and process of purchasing the telegraph.

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