George Washington Carver: Bettering The Essay

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George Washington Carver is said to be a "wizard with plants" (Gates & West, 46) and "A true American folk hero." (Gates and West, 46) Carver earned these names through his many products and inventions using plants. Carver only held three patents his entire life. [Idea Finder] George Washington Carver created many inventions to help better the world by his life experiences and his belief in God.

Carver created hundreds of products from the sweet potato and pecan. He created 300 or more from his most famous plant the peanut.(Brodie, 75) Carver ofentimes just gave a base idea and over time people continued to work on it. There are still many people working in Tuskeegee to better Carvers ...view middle of the document...

After this, Carver was separated from her and traded for a horse. (Brodie,78-79) When Carver was first brought to his new home he was very young and frail. Since he could not work hard and was not very strong the Carvers instructed him to care for the plants around the home. (Brodie, 79) Carver began his education at 10 years old. His first school was in Neosho. Because the school was so far away Carver moved into a new home with a black family instead of the Carvers. (Gates and West, 46-49) Soon after Carver finished his primary schooling.Carver went to high schools and colleges. Some of the schools he applied to rejected him for his color. (Brodie, 79) Carver also received many awards. He had a monument made for him in his home town, Diamond grove. There was a movie made in his honor called "The Life of George Washington Carver". (Brodie, 75-83) He was also awarded a place in the Inventor's Hall of Fame, the royal society of art, and in Times magazine Man of the Year (Idea Finder)After all of these things had occurred Carver died at the age of 78 after a time of very bad health. (Dr. Carver)

Carver believed that all of his creations and ideas came from God and that because of this he could not sell them or receive patents because they did not belong to him.(Dr. Carver) He evidences this in this quote of his "God gave them to me, how can I sell them to someone else?"(Dr. Carver)...

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