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Joseph Henry

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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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2016-12-12T19:54:12.000Z
Video Title:
Joseph Henry
Description:
Joseph Henry (1797–1878) was America’s most prominent scientist of the 19th century. Though largely self-trained as a physicist, he demonstrated an extremely powerful electromagnet, experimented with the electrical telegraph, and built one of the first electric motors. Most importantly, he discovered (independently of England’s Michael Faraday) the phenomenon of electromagnetic induction—the generation of an electric current by magnetism. Henry was also the leader of America’s most important scientific institutions, serving as the first secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1846–1878), president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1849–1850), and president of the National Academy of Sciences (1868–1878). This video is featured in the "Men of Progress" section of the American Enterprise exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. (The video does not include an audio track). Section link: americanhistory.si.edu/american-enterprise-exhibition/videos/men-progress Exhibition link: americanhistory.si.edu/american-enterprise
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Video Duration:
57 sec
Topic:
American History
Youtube Category:
Education
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