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George washington carver

  1. 1. George Washington carver<br />Nasha-na’ McClain<br />5-5-2011<br />Professor Schmidt<br />
  2. 2. What we use?<br />Peanut Butter, Cosmetics, plastics, Gasoline.<br />What do all these things have in common?<br />Their all made from peanuts!<br />
  3. 3. A Great man born<br />George Washington Carver was born a slave in Diamond Grove Missouri in 1864 <br />He suffered the lost of his father and was kidnapped with his mother and brother until a German Farmer bought him and traded him for a horse which Carver was sent back to live with his original slave master, his mother passed on during this time just leaving him and his brother.<br />
  4. 4. School life<br />Carver attended Lincoln School for Black Children in Neosho Kansas. Because of the Diversity around that time he and his brother were not allowed to attend school close to home.<br />High school he attended in Minneapolis, Kansas<br />Graduated from Iowa state college where he was offered a job as an assitant botanist and there it began.<br />
  5. 5. What he studied<br />He worked at Iowa state until 1896 he ran into Booker T. Washington who offered him a job at the school he recently opened Tuskeegee University. The first college for African-American students<br />There he remained a professor for the rest of his life. Booker T. Washington told Carver that he could not pay him but he wanted him to work there pro bono<br />
  6. 6. Contd….<br />To help the students understand Botnay. By this time Carver was already famous for the 20,000 species of fungus he found. So he didn’t want the money or the fame.<br />Carver experimented on other things than peanuts. He experimented on insects, yams, soybeans, mushrooms and various plants <br />
  7. 7. Motivation for change<br />As with the other discoveries he created Dye from soil, his most famous dye color was blue<br />He created 60 different uses for pecans. Out of sweet potatoes he created many of the things we use nowadays; shoe polish, paste and a lot of products so their not just made for eating!<br />As a previous slave, Carver came up with the idea of Sweet Potatoes, Peanuts and Pecans to replaced as money crops The Government allotted 5,000,000 acres of peanuts to farmers Peanuts became the six leading crops throughout the U.S<br />
  8. 8. Observations and experiments<br />Carver was a man who didn’t write his formulas down he just observed a lot and worked with twhat he had creating many things we use today! <br />Created the Organic Fertilizing Method<br />Just think without him we would never have Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches or paste! <br />
  9. 9. Awards and honors<br />Carver paid out his life savings of 33,000 dollars to fund the George Washington Carver Foundation for Agricultural Resarch which was to help people with the study of Agricultural and Botany instead of helping himself he wanted to help his fellow man, regardless of the card he was dealt.<br />He became a Fellow in the Royal Society of Arts in London which is an Honor to few Americans.<br />
  10. 10. Awards and Honors contd..<br />1923, he received the Spingarn medal for distinguished Service in Agricultural Chemistry.<br />1935, became colloborator in the Bureau of Plant Industry of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.<br />1939 received the Roosevelt Medal for his many contributions to science<br />By the time of his death 18 schools if not more bore his name on their crest.<br />
  11. 11. Discoveries and Experiments<br />Adhesives, Axle Grease, Bleach, Buttermilk, Chili Sauce, Fuel Briquettes, ink, instant coffee, linoleum, Mayonnaise, Meat Tenderizer, Metal Polish, Paper, Plastic, Pavement, Shaving Cream, Shoe Polish, Synthetic rubber, talcum powder, and Wood stain<br />ITS AMAZING WHAT A MAN WITH A PEANUT AND PATIENCE CAN DO!!!<br />

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