Francis Morse: Father Of The American Revolution

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Morse’s education was comprised of two prestigious schools, Andover and Phillips Academy. He later studied the field of electrical research at Yale College, and his love for painting flourished. After his graduation, he pursued painting as a career; he painted a portrait of the president James Monroe, who was in office at that time. He also painted the portrait of French general Lafayette, a hero of the American Revolution. In 1826, a new Capitol was being constructed and the government announced a contest for four murals. Eagerly Morse entered the competition, confident in his abilities and talents. As he waited for their final decision, he visited Europe and sketched landscapes. On his returning voyage he wondered if there could

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