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Alexander Graham Bell's Patent for the Telephone and Thomas Edison's Patent for the Electric Lamp

introduces students to significant inventions of the late 19th century and examines the power of Congress to pass laws related to the granting of patents. It correlates to the National History Standards and the National Standards for Civics and Government. It also has cross-curricular connections with history, government, language arts, and science. (National Archives and Records Administration)

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Thomas Edison's Electric Lamp Patent Drawing.  Record Group 241. Records of the Patent and Trademark Office, National Archives and Records Administration, ARC Identifier: 302053

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