Peter Cooper's Influence On Public School

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Peter Cooper was born to his Dutch parents on February 12, 1791 in New York, New York. At his early years Cooper did not attend school, for trades was thought to be more useful and important than education. So he worked along with his father in the industrial area. Cooper grew up to be an American inventor, manufacturer, and philanthropist-this is someone who donates his or her time, money, and/or reputation to charitable causes- which is exactly what he did for the police and firemen, public schools, and public sanitation. As an American inventor Peter Cooper invented the "Tom Thumb", which was a locomotive that by 1830 was pulling forty people at ten miles an hour. This machine helped shape the way of transportation for Americans, for
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