Thomas Gallaudet met Alice Cogswell, since she had no way of communicating Gallaudet was inspired to learn more, and continue teaching her and other kids like her.
Thomas Gallaudet set sail for Europe, hoping to learn more about sign language to open a school in America
Thomas Gallaudet met Abbe Sicard, Laurent Clerc and Jean Massieu, in Paris, and Gallaudet learned from Clerc.
Thomas Gallaudet opened a school in America alongside Clerc. In 1817, Gallaudet opened the "Connecticut Asylum for the Education and Instruction of Deaf and Dumb Persons" in Hartford, Connecticut, the first deaf school in America