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10 pivotal people/events

1900-1949

1. Charles Lindbergh
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1. Charles Lindbergh

A. Charles Lindbergh came up with the idea of commercial flights in America. B. he affected me because if he never gave the idea of airports/traveling we would never be bale to go other places. C. this connects to the present by, now we have airports and airplanes to travel all over the world.

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2.John D. Rockefeller
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2.John D. Rockefeller

A. John D. Rockefeller affected our nation by finding the oil and making a- lot of money causing the United States to become more wealthy. B. he got us oil for our cars and other vehicles for them to work. C. this connects to the present because he has caused many jobs for people.

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3.Franklin D. Roosevelt
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3.Franklin D. Roosevelt

A.Franklin D. Rosevelt helped our nation by furthering and eventually defeating the axis powers. B. This effected my freedom and democracy as a human being.C. If the United States didn't win the war the Axis Powers would have expanded further.

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4.Great Depression
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4.Great Depression

A, The great depression affected our nation by causing a massive crash in the economy and loss of money. B, This really did not effect me but affected my ancestors back then. C, Creating more depth in our government and greater roles.

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5.Adolf Hitler
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5.Adolf Hitler

A, Adolf Hitler affect our nation by creating a theory that jewish people caused them to loose the war and he tried to kill every jewish person in the world. B. it effected how jewish people think of Germans. C, This connects to the present day because half of the jewish race is dead.

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6.Jackie Robinson
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6.Jackie Robinson

A, Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play in the MLB and broke the race barrier in American professional sports. B. It allowed me to meet new people through baseball, and also through other sports .C. This affects us now because many people of color play professional sports in America. This would not have been possible without Jackie Robinson.

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7.Wright Brothers
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7.Wright Brothers

A. The Wright Brothers created the first airplane, which, over time, escalated into the fastest and most efficient way to travel long distances. B. This effected me as a person because I travel often around the world and it makes traveling much faster. C. The airplane has spread around the Earth as a major mode of transportation, and it shrunk the world in the sense that many people now have access to a multitude of places.

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8.Henry Ford
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8.Henry Ford

A. The invention of a motorized vehicle affected our nation because it revolutionized the way we use transportation, and it also boosted the economy by creating new jobs and opening the door for many different companies to expand the motor business into the United States. B. As a person, the car affects my life everyday. I use a car to go to and from school, and especially in the winter, I use it for my main aspect of transportation. C. This event connects to present day because Henry Ford's car company Ford is an extremely influential car manufacturer, and the invention of the car is now globally used, and it gave us an easy way to transport ourselves.

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9.Thomas Edison
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9.Thomas Edison

A. Thomas Edison affected our nation by creating many things for example the light bulb which every house in the united states uses for power.B.This affects me because everyday i use light bulbs in my house to see and to do different stuff inside with light. C. we still use many of his inventions today.

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10.Harry Truman
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10.Harry Truman

A. Harry Truman affected our nation by helping us win world war 2 taking over as the president after Teddy Roosevelt died.B.He affected me as a person because he was one of the people who helped us in the war and if we didn't win the war my life would not be the same as it is today.C. this is in affect today because everyone would be affected if we did not win.

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