George Washington Carver

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George Washington Carver

  1. 1. George Washington Carver By: Lexi C.
  2. 2. The Early Years <ul><li>Born around 1860. No one knows exactly when. </li></ul><ul><li>Lived in Diamond Grove, Missouri. </li></ul><ul><li>Worked on a farm belonging to Moses Carver with his brother James. </li></ul><ul><li>Liked to study and draw plants and flowers. </li></ul><ul><li>Nick named “The Plant Doctor”. </li></ul>
  3. 3. School <ul><li>He started going to school at twelve. </li></ul><ul><li>He loved it there and tried to learn as much as he could. </li></ul><ul><li>He graduated from Minneapolis High School in Kansas. </li></ul><ul><li>His brother James quit school to become a house painter. </li></ul>
  4. 4. College <ul><li>Getting into college was hard because he was black. </li></ul><ul><li>At age thirty he got into Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. </li></ul><ul><li>That school only offered art and he wanted to learn about the sciences. </li></ul><ul><li>He went to Iowa agriculture College and graduated from there in 1897. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Tuskegee <ul><li>Booker T. Washington offered Carver the job of Director of Agriculture at Tuskegee University in 1896. </li></ul><ul><li>The faculty was jealous of his higher status. </li></ul><ul><li>Washington and Carver didn’t get along together very well. </li></ul><ul><li>Washington died in 1915. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Southern Agriculture <ul><li>Carver rose to fame when he showed farmers in the South how to use his new farming methods. </li></ul><ul><li>His theory was that by planting soil-enriching crops (like peanuts) it would help with the soil problems. </li></ul><ul><li>This really worked and helped the agriculture in the South tremendously. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Peanut Industry <ul><li>Because the peanuts helped the soil so much there became a surplus amount of them. </li></ul><ul><li>Carver created a lot of by-products of peanuts such as: </li></ul><ul><li>Beverages </li></ul><ul><li>Cosmetics </li></ul><ul><li>Dyes </li></ul><ul><li>Paints </li></ul><ul><li>Stains </li></ul>
  8. 8. Later Life <ul><li>One day when returning home he fell down a flight of stairs. </li></ul><ul><li>He was taken to a hospital and later died of anemia caused from the fall. </li></ul><ul><li>He was buried right next to Booker T. Washington at Tuskegee University. </li></ul><ul><li>On his grave it’s written, “He could’ve added fortune to fame, but caring for neither, he found happiness and honor in being helpful to the world.” </li></ul>

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