George Washington Carver Essay

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February 17, 2011 History 2nd Period George Washington Carver George Washington Carver was born in Diamond Grove, Missouri. His exact birth date could not be specified but he was born in January 1864. His parents were Mary and Gile Carver. He had two sisters who both died in infancy (early stages) and an older brother named Jim Carver. Carver never married and he never had kids.
Carver went to Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa and studied art and piano. Later he studied “botany” (the study of plants) at Iowa State University. When he began that semester, Carver was the first black student at Iowa State. After he received his bachelors’ degree, he went back for his masters’ degree and became the first black faculty member. In 1896 he became a director of the Department of Agricultural Research at Tuskegee University. Carver was an American scientist, botanist, educator, and an inventor. His reputation was based on his research of crops from cotton, peanuts, soybeans, and sweet potatoes.
Carver discovered multiple uses for peanuts, soybeans, and sweet potatoes. He is credited for inventing peanut butter. Along with peanut butter, he made peanut oil, also known as rubbing oil for massages. He also used peanuts in patent medicine for respiratory diseases such as tuberculosis. Carver made a few dozen recipes using sweet potatoes. Using soybeans Carver