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My 10 Pivotal People/Events in US

1900-1949

2) Pearl Harbor - World War II

2) Pearl Harbor - World War II

A. On the morning of December 7th the united states of america was attacked by the Empire of Japan. B. Not only did it cause damage to military ships it also forced us into war. C. After the attack america joined the Alied Forces, Fighting Against Germany

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1) World War II

1) World War II

A. WWII is started and puts america in scrambles right after the depression. B. Americans wanted to stay neutral until japan bombed pearl harbor, forcing america into the war. C. In an effort to end the war with minimal casualties to Americans we bombed two major cities in japan Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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8) Florence Kelley | American social reformer

8) Florence Kelley | American social reformer

A. She was a leading organizer against sweatshops and an advocate for children’s rights, the minimum wage and the eight-hour workday. B. She helped end child labor, and fought to make working conditions better, which I am very grateful for because it means that I can get an education instead of working for long hours in a dirty factory, getting horrible injuries and being paid next to nothing. C. Today, people are still arguing that the minimum wage is too low to even survive on, and there needs to be a change.

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10) Jeannette Rankin | US House of Reps

10) Jeannette Rankin | US House of Reps

A. She was the first woman elected to Congress, and one of the few suffragists elected to Congress. B. She is important to me because she played a big role in creating the nineteenth amendment, which allowed women the right to vote. C. She did a lot to give women the rights they deserve, which is still very important today.

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5) Wright Brothers - Inventions

5) Wright Brothers - Inventions

A. They impacted the nation by achieving the first powered, sustained and controlled airplane flight. B. This is important to me because I find airplanes and the science behind it fascinating. C. This connects to present day because we wouldn't have some of the technology we have today if they didn't have this innovation then.

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7) Eleanor Roosevelt - First Ladies

7) Eleanor Roosevelt - First Ladies

A. She was a social activist who used her privilege and prominence as First Lady to fight for workers' rights, women's rights, and civil rights. Also, she helped draft the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. B. She transformed the role of the First Lady by speaking up about what she believed in, which is very inspiring to me. C. Today, speaking up about what you believe in and fighting to make a change is very important, and necessary for society to progress.

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3) Theodore Roosevelt - U.S. Presidents

3) Theodore Roosevelt - U.S. Presidents

A. He impacted the nation with his conservationism: he set aside almost 200 million acres for national forests, reserves, and wildlife refuges. B. This is very important to me because protecting the environment is crucial for keeping the planet alive. C. This connects to today because we can still enjoy the environment he helped to protect, and he set a good example for politicians today.

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9) Thomas Edison

9) Thomas Edison

A. He impacted the nation with his amazing inventions, and being one of the greatest American inventor of all time. B. Without Edison's inventions i would be doing this in the dark. C. His brilliance inspires me to think out of the box and be creative.

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6) Henry Ford - The First Production Automobile

6) Henry Ford - The First Production Automobile

A. Henry Ford is one of the most pivotal person in american history because he produced the first cars in America. B. Another great invention of his was the production line, helping him turn out cars faster. C. After the production line was produced it drooped the price of the model t from over $800 to just $300

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4) 19th Amendment - Women Can Vote!

4) 19th Amendment - Women Can Vote!

A. Ratification of the 19th amendment gives woman the right to vote, a major pivotal event in the US. B. This seems very closely connected to the Seneca Falls Convention. C. All Woman should have the same rights as men, even voting!

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