Gallaudet teaches Alice how to write the word HAT with a stick and wonders why not make a school to teach the deaf.
First school for the deaf
AMERICAN ASYLUM FOR THE INSTRUCTION OF DEAF AND DUMB PERSONS
In 1816 Gallaudet studied with Sicard and Massieu at French National Institute.
High Demand for schools
On their 51 day voyage to America they were teaching each other their native language so they could speak to each other.
President Monroe went to Old Hartford
(Yes, there's his tricorn hat.)
The American Asylum for the Instruction of Deaf and Dumb Persons opens in Hartford, Connecticut on April 15,1817.
There was not enough so they made dozens more around the United States.
(Can you see him?)
The deaf were in the same area as the President but when they can't see him a deaf child climbed up In the tree he saw the President and signed tricorn hat which has stayed the same sign since June of 1817.