George Washington Carver

By Raquel Martinez

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George' s life

George Washington Carver Was born and in Diamond Grove in 1860. He was born a slave a overcame that to become on of the most respected scientists in the United states. He passed Away on January 5,1943 and he died from falling down stairs. Although the exact date of his birth day is unknown he became a scientist in January 1864. George became very famous because of his great inventions. As an adult he was so busy he forgot to shower rest and some times even eat! This man said very powerful and important things such as How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these. ”“when you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world''.

More about Mr.George

Mr.George Washington Carver

This man was the creator of peanut-butter and over four-hundred plant products to help his own race. He invented many things that we humans need and use every day such as, shampoo,soap,soybeans,Chile souse,buttermilk,coffee,candy,bleach,shoe polish,paper,plastic,metal and gasoline. As a child he was known as the plant doctor. George Washington went to collage until he was 30 and studied in Alabama.

5 cool facts about Mr.Carver

1. Quote from George Washington Carver: "There is a use for almost everything."As you learn more about George Washington Carver, you'll see that in his lifetime he set about to prove that actually there are many uses for almost everything.

2. George Washington Carver made gasoline out of ink,dyes,axle,grease and oil.

3. When George Washington Carver was just an infant, he and his mother, Mary, were kidnapped by bandits. His "owner" Moses Carver offered a $300.00 racehorse for their return but the bandits return George and kept his mother. It's believed that he was returned because George had the whooping cough.

4. At the end of the Civil War in 1865, when the United States abolished slavery George and his brother Jim were free but without parents or a home, Jim and George continued to live with Moses and Susan Carver in their farmhouse.

5. George Carver continued to have health challenges that prevented him from farm work so the Carver's had George help with cooking and sewing. Susan Carver taught George to read from an old spelling book and Moses taught him to play the violin.


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