Definition: Builder of
the Tom Thumb, the first steam locomotive in the
United States. He also introduced into the U.S. the Bessemer
process for steelmaking, which helped make high-quality,
low-cost steel. He also opened Cooper Union, a New York
college that taught adults for free. He also invented what
we call Jell-O, in 1845.
History of the Railroad
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Story of Peter Cooper
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Cooper and the Invention of
Yes, he also invented Jell-O. Find out how and why.
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