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Famous People in American History

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1: By Gustavo Trejo

2: Abraham Lincoln comes to know what he must do. He issues the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing the slaves. The war drags on and on-hundreds of thousands die. Lincoln is invited to Pennsylvania to help consecrate a military cemetery at Gettysburg. Lincoln's short speech is a meditation on dedication to democratic principles which nobly expresses the reasons for all the bloody and costly struggle of ending civil war. There is celebration in the land when the war finally ends. But Lincoln is not to live to oversee the reunion of the nation he loved. Killed by an assassin's bullet, Lincoln becomes yet one more martyr to the cause he served so well. His was a life of courage, faith and supreme dedication. For his work in preserving the union and bringing an end to the "peculiar institution" of slavery, Abraham Lincoln would come to earn a place of honor among the greatest of American heroes.

3: Abraham Lincoln | "In the end its not the years in your life that counts. Its the life in your years." Abe Lincoln

4: Benjamin Franklin is credited with many inventions. Franklin was elected to the Second Continental Congress and began working for the cause of American freedom from Britain. He was placed on a committee which helped draft the Declaration of Independence. Though Thomas Jefferson is credited for most of the writing, Franklin greatly contributed. In 1776, he became one of the signers of the treasured document. Benjamin Franklin died at the age of 84 on April 17, 1790. | Benjamin Franklin

5: "Anyone who trades liberty for security deserves neither liberty nor security." Benjamin franklin

6: Neil Armstrong | Niel Armstrong was born on August 5th 1930 in Ohio. Niel Armstrong was the first man to set foot on the moon in 1969. Niel Armstrong was the pilot of Apollo 11. Niel Armstrong was represented with many special honors like, Presidential Medal for freedom in 1969. He also got the congressional space medal of honor in 1978

7: "Thats one small step for a man, one giant leap for man kind." Niel Armstrong

8: john Fitzgerald Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, on May 29, 1917. He was the second of nine children, the son of Rose Fitzgerald and millionaire Joseph P. Kennedy who had served as ambassador to Great Britain under Franklin Roosevelt. John attended Canterbury School in New Milford, Conn., and then went to Choate Academy in Wallingford, Conn. where he was voted "most likely to succeed." He attended Princeton University briefly, and then majored in government and international relations at Harvard and later voted president. On November 22, 1963, when he was hardly past his first thousand days in office, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was killed by assassin's bullets as his motorcade wound through Dallas, Texas. Kennedy was the youngest man elected President; he was the youngest to die, at age 46.

9: John F. Kennedy | “Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” John F. Kennedy

10: Jerry Rice is widely considered to be the greatest wide receiver in the history of the National Football League (NFL). While in college, he earned All-America honors and set 18 Division I-AA records. He was drafted to the San Francisco 49ers in 1985, and he eventually played on three Super Bowl championship teams with them. Rice was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010. | Jerry Rice

11: Jerry Rice

12: Roosevelt, Ron don, and their party, which included Roosevelt's son Kermit, set out on their river adventure in February 1914 during the rainy season. The trip was anything but leisurely. Dangerous rapids capsized their dugout canoes time and time again, sometimes causing the loss of valuable supplies. Portage around rapids meant exhausting, time-consuming trudges through nearly impassable forests. All the while, the men were plagued by incessant, biting insects. Nonetheless, the party was able to map the river and return with specimens of many animals they had encountered along the way. Following his return to the United States, Roosevelt continued to take an active role in politics until he died at his home on Long Island on January 6, 1919, at the age of 60.

13: Teddy Roosevelt | "A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be a square deal afterwards." Theodore Roosevelt

14: Upon Thomas Jefferson's return from France, he served as President Washington's secretary of state until 1793. He lost the 1796 presidential election to John Adams, but became Adams' vice-president. He ran again in 1800 and served two terms as America's third president. While in office, he commissioned Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to lead an expedition across the Louisiana Purchase. At the end of his presidency in 1808, Jefferson returned to Monticello, his Virginia plantation. He worked as a scientist, inventor, linguist, and architect, and established the University of Virginia. Jefferson died on July 4, 1826, exactly fifty years after the Declaration of Independence was signed and on the same day that John Adams died.

15: Thomas Jefferson | “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization it expects what never was never will be.” Thomas Jefferson

16: Cristiano Ronaldo was born in Funchal in the Madeira Islands where he started his career at Nacional before moving to Sporting Lisbon. He made his debut for Sporting in the Portuguese Super Liga in September 2002 at the age of just seventeen. Cristiano caught the attention of many united players included during the pre-season friendly which marked the opening of Sporting's new stadium, a game in which Ronaldo scored. The Reds management had been watching him for some time, however. | Cristiano Ronaldo

17: He scored 42 goals in 2007 and 2008 | Cristiano Ronaldo was the FIFA world player of the year 2008!

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