S: Famous Americans
FC: Famous Americans By Mrs. Discenza's Class 2008-2009
1: Dedicated To: Mr. Clancy Thank you for helping us with this project. We appreciate your enthusiasm and patience. You make it exciting to learn new technology skills. YOU ARE THE BEST!!! Mrs. Discenza's Class
2: Rosa Parks was born on Febuary 4, 1913. She lived with her mother Leona and her brother Sylvester. Rosa Parks had many medals and honors for her bravery and her leadership. Also she was the first woman to be buried in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. | http://www.naacpalabamastateconference.org/News/Rosa%20Parks/Rosa-Parks.jpg
3: This is the bus that Rosa Parks was riding on when she got arrested. The photo above shows the police taking her fingerprints. Rosa started a boycott of the busses that lasted for more than a year. She went to Washington, D.C. to make a speech called the "March on Washington". | http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/23/Rosa_Parks_Bus.jpg | http://hlperson.com/mt/archives/Rosa%20Parks.jpgd
4: Franklin D. Roosevelt was appointed secretary of the navy by Woodrow Wilson . Another fact is he was the first president to run for three terms and the only one to accomplish it. | http://upload.wikimedia.org/wiki pedia/commons/a/ae/Franklin_Delano_Roosevelt_1933.pngt | http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/archive/d/d2/20080821221309!Yalta_summit_1945_with_Churchill,_Roosevelt,_Stalin.jpg | Franklin's cousin was Teddy Roosevelt. | Franklin married Eleanor Roosevelt.
5: Franklin D. Roosevelt ended the Great Depression. He created the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Works Progress Administration. The New Deal improved life for millions of people. When Franklin died, many people were there to honor his memory. Later, there was a memorial built in honor of him in Washington D.C. | http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/11/Franklin_Roosevelt_funeral_procession_1945.jpgfuneral
6: Clara barton's most outstanding accomplishment was that she nursed soldiers that were killed or wounded in the civil war. She showed great kindness and bravery. In later years, she started the american branch of the red cross. //www.centralscredcross.org/Content/image/clara-barton.jpg | Clara liked to wear bright colored dresses.
7: Clara is helping a wounded soldier here. | One doctor who worked with Clara during a particularly fierce battle, told her she was the ANGEL OF THE BATTLE FIELD! This nickname stuck with her. //www.centralscredcross.org/Content/image/clara-barton.jpg
8: Albert was a brilliant scientist. He proved that light is both a wave and a particle. This won him the 1921 Nobel Prize in physics.
9: Albert got his face on a postage stamp. He also got a crater on the moon named after him. He became an American citizen in 1940. | Albert thought of the "Theory of Relativity". Part of this theory was that the sun's gravity could make starlight bend. This was a strange idea, to most people. When Albert was later proved correct, he became famous. | http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ee/Stamp_Albert_Einstein_2005.jpg | http://www.fi.edu/learn/case-files/einstein/princeton/full/Einstein_portrait.jpg | http://blog.syracuse.com/shelflife/2008/03/einstein2.jpg
10: Amelia had a wonderful life before she started flying planes. She was not the average girl. She wore bloomers to play, jumped fences and even made her own roller coaster in her backyard. After she graduated from Hyde Park High School, she went to Columbia University and studied medicine. She quit school and became a nurse's aide in Canada. | http://images.teamsugar.com/files/users/2/20652/37_2007/454px-Amelia_earhart.preview_0.jpg
11: Amelia was a brave pilot. She was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean solo and as a passenger. Amelia won an award for her great work. People also honored her with parades, but Amelia wanted to go one step further. So she attempted to fly all the way around the equator. She had only flown halfway, when her plane vanished. Nobody ever saw Amelia or her navigator Fred again. People were shocked and upset when they heard that she had vanished. Amelia was a great person and pilot and people will always remember her. | http://hawaii.gov/hawaiiaviation/publications/above-the-pacific-by-william-j-horvat-1966/images/EarhartPlaneHonoluluToCoast19350108.jpg
12: Abraham Lincoln once saw slaves get auctioned when he was a flat boat guide. He believed that slavery was wrong. He felt that a person should not be forced to work for another person without being paid. When he became president he wrote the Emancipation Proclamation. This said it would be against the law to own a slave. This was the first step to ending slavery in America.
13: This is a picture of Lincoln Memorial where everybody dressed in Army suits. All the army soliders in the Black Hawk war supported Abe Lincoln. The man that shot him was John Wilkes Booth. Abrahan Linclon was president for 2 terms. He married Mary Todd. He had three children named Edward , Robert ,and Todd. Two sons died. They made a memorial after him for all the good he did for the U.S.A. The Lincoln Memorial is a beautiful, white marble building. There is a nineteen foot tall statue of Lincoln inside it.
14: http://artofmanliness.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/ben_franklin.jpg | Ben skipped a grade because he was so good at math, reading, and writing. His father put him in school, then took him out and made him work in his shop. Ben was so popular in France, that the women wore lightning rod hats in his honor.
15: Benjamin Franklin is famous for what he did. He found out that lightning was a form of electricity. . | http://images.quickblogcast.com/3/5/9/1/2/130445-121953/ben_franklin_key1.jpg | He tamed lightning and he was a famous printer and inventor. At age 34, Ben invented the Franklin Stove in 1740.
16: Susan B. Anthony | INTERESTING FACT At one point Susan wore something called bloomers. Many people thought the bloomers were shocking. Susan stopped wearing them because she felt folks were paying more attention to her clothes than to her speeches. | Susan B. Anthony was an abolititionist. She wanted to end or abolish slavery. Susan also worked with the Underground Railroad. Susan B. Anthony and her friend Elizebeth Cady Staton started a temperance group, to try and prohibit the sale of alcohol. As you can see Susan did many things in her life .
17: Susan B. Anthony was famous for a lot of reasons. She worked hard. She helped win the right for women to vote, but she never saw it happen. Women won the right to vote 14 years after she died. | http://www.forensicgenealogy.info/images/susan_b_anthony_flipped.jpghttp://www.forensicgenealogy.info/images/susan_b_anthony_flipped.jpghttp://www.forensicgenealogy.info/images/susan_b_anthony_flipped.jpghttp://www.forensicgenealogy.info/images/susan_b_anthony_flipped.jpg