The Founding of the American School for the Deaf
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Gallaudet and Alice first meet.
Dr. Mason Cgoswell and Gallaudet talk things through.
Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet attended Yale University, earning a bachelor's degree at the age of 17. He was a business man, though soon wanted to become a minister.
In Great Britain, visiting the Braidwood Family
Though his wish to become a minister was put aside as he met Alice Cogswell, a young deaf and mute child, due to a fever at a younger age.
Institution Nationale des Sourds-Muets à Paris
Gallaudet meets up with Dr. Mason Cogswell, the father of Alice, and they both agree to let Gallaudet go to Europe, to the Braidwood family.
American School for the Deaf
Gallaudet was unimpressed with the high prices and pretentiousness of the Braidwood family, though he met Abbe Sicard, head of the Institution Nationale des Sourds-Muets a Paris, and his two colleagues Laruent Clerc and Jean Massieu.
Gallaudet was in fact very impressed with their institution, so he ended up learning their methods of teaching before heading off to America, where Clerc offered to go as well.
Gallaudet and Clerc sailed back to the United States and created the first school for the deaf, located in Hartford, Connecticut.
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