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1: Alyssa's People George Washington Martin Luther King Jr. Bob Marley Jackie Kennedy Jesse James | Ethan's People Shoeless Joe Jackson | Rosa Parks | Ulysses S. Grant Crispus Attucks James Armistead

2: Shoeless Joe Jackson | Joe Jackson started his career in 1908. He played for the Philadelphia A's. He didn't play a single game for the A's that season. He played his first full season with the Cleveland Naps in 1911 after he wasn't happy with Philadelphia's organization. That season Joe had a .408 batting average. That holds the record for the highest batting average for a rookie. In 1912, he had the most triples in the American League. In 1915 Joe was

3: traded to the White Sox. In the 1919 World Series, people tried to get Joe to throw the world series. When the White Sox lost, he went ahead and took the money.

4: George Washington | George Washington was the first president of the United States. He was born February22,1732 and died December 14, 1799. He lead the United States from1775 to 1797. He lead the American Army in the Revolutionary War which lead to a victory. His nickname was the father of our country. Washington was born in Colonial Virginia. His family had owned a tobacco plant that slaves worked on. | Alyssa

5: Washington served in many wars. Some of the wars were the French and Indian War and Battle of Fort Necessity. Later in life Washington went on to bugger things and was chosen to be the commander of the United States Army.

6: Rosa Parks | Rosa Parks was part of the Civil Rights Movement which started on December 1, 1955. That was the day Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white bus rider. This women was then arrested for violating a city ordinance. Rosa Parks was born in Tuskegee, Alabama. When Rosa Parks was 11 she enrolled in the Montgomery Industrial School for Girls. The bus incident led the people of Montgomery to start the Montgomery Improvement Association. In 1957 Rosa Parks and her husband moved to Detroit. While Rosa was in Detroit, she was on the staff of the U.S. Representative. In 1996, Rosa was given the Presidential Metal of Freedom. Rosa spent the last years of her life in Detroit. She died in 2005 when he was 92.

8: Martin Luther King Jr. | Martin Luther was a leader in the African American civil rights movement. He was born January 15, 1929 and died April 4, 1968. Martin Luther had a famous speech called I Have A Dream. Many people know about this speech all over the world. Martin Luther had many influences such as Abraham Lincoln, Leo Tolstoy, and Hosea Williams. Martin Luther was also a baptist minister. He was the youngest person ever to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. | Alyssa

9: He had 4 kids with his wife Coretta Scott King. Later in his life at age 39 he was assassinated when giving a speech. Even though he is gone he still makes a big impact!

10: Ulysses S. Grant Ulysses S. Grant was in the Mexican and Civil Wars. Ulysses S. Grant was a general in the Union army. When the Civil War started, Ulysses S. Grant worked in his fathers store. His store was located in Galena, Illinois. Ulysses fought in the Battle of Shiloh. In 1864 he was given the name of General-in-chief. On April 9, 1865 General Robert E. Lee surrendered. After the Civil War, Ulysses became a President. After his four years in office, he ran again. During the re-election, Ulysses was attacked by Liberal Republican reformers.

12: Jacqueline Kennedy | Jackie was born July 28, 1929 and died and died May , 19, 1994. She was very important because she was the First Lady of the United States. . She was married to former president of of the U.S John F. Kennedy.

13: Another job she had was being a book editor. Through her life her religion was Roman Catholic. She had 3 children Caroline, John and Patrick. . She was also democratic. Some more things she was known for was being a fashion icon, and how involved she was with the arts and historic preservation. | Later in her life her husband John F Kennedy was assasinated. In 1993 she was diagnosed with non- Hodgkin's lymphoma and later on died May 18, 1994. | Alyssa

14: Bob Marley | Bob was born February 6, 1945 and died May 11, 1981. His birth name was Nesta Robert Marley. Bob was a singer -songwriter, and musician which he was awesome at. His career lasted form 1962-1981. He was also in another band called Bob Marley & The Wailers. Some songs he sang were "I Shot The Sheriff", "No Woman, No Cry", "Jamming", and "One Love". He played guitar and percussion. One of his best ever albums released 3 years after his death. His religion was Rastafari movement and had 11 children! Later at the age of 36 he died of a cancer acral lentiginous melanoma. | Alyssa

16: Crispus Attucks | Crispus Attucks was the first American Colonist's to be killed. Crispus was an escaped African Slave who lived in Boston at the time of his death. He was killed at the beginning of the Boston Massacre. A group of British soldiers was laughed at and called names and provoked to shoot. Someone behind the man yelled fire and the men thought that it was their commander's command. Crispus just happened to be walking by when this happened and was killed. Along with four other people killed and three wounded. The soldiers were given trial in America and were proven innocent and taken back to England. This was the Boston Massacre. The Boston Massacre was the start of the American Revolution.

18: Jesse James | Jesse was born September 5, 1847 and died April 3, 1882. Jesse was best known for being an outlaw. He was also a bank robber, murderer, train robber, and a gang leader. He did his crimes in Missouri which was also where he was born. Jesse was a Confederate guerrillas during the Civil war along with his brother Frank. Jesse would rob the rich people and give the money or valuables to the poor. Jesse has many museums and sites devoted to him. Through Jesse's life he had a wife named Zerelda Mimms. Jesse had two kids who's names were Jesse and Mary. As for Jesse's death one of his robbing partner's shot him in the back of the head when Jesse was not aware. | Alyssa

19: Jesse's partner did this because he was going to have to catch Jesse and turn him in but he did not no any other way to do it but shoot him.

20: James Armistead | James Armistead was born December 10, 1748. He was to serve under Marquis de Lafayette. Marquis was a French commander for the US Army during the Revolutionary War. Marquis had James pretend to be a run away slave and really be a spy. When he went into the British camp, James told them he was a run away and the British tried to have him be there spy and he said sure. When he got back to Marquis he told him what he was doing and Marquis had him relay the British fake information. Once when he was in General Cornwallis's tent the guard was also

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