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My 10 Pivotal People/Events in US History

1900-1949

8. Jackie Robinson

8. Jackie Robinson

A. HE was the first Afr-Am to play in the MLB he inspired many Afr-Ams and broke the color barrier. B. He inspires me to do great things and even though I am a minority, I can still be successful. C. Because of Jackie Robinson, many African-Americans are in the MLB.

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10. Louis Armstrong

10. Louis Armstrong

A. Louis Armstrong was a big part of the Jazz Age and helped spread it all across the country and world. B. His impact on me is that i listen to him and enjoy his music. C. Louis Armstrong's relation to the present is that he is still listened to today and is a jazz idol.

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9. Women’s Suffrage

9. Women’s Suffrage

A. Because of women suffrage, women in America now have the right to vote. B. This impacts me because now my relatives are able to vote and the voting system is more fair. C. This impacts the nation today because now all citizens 18+ can vote so our election is more fair.

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7. Walt Disney

7. Walt Disney

A. Walter Disney created the Disney corporation which was entertainment based, his cartoons and shows got the attention of millions of people. B. He created Disney and Disney channel and Disneyland and Disney World, I watch his movies and shows for entertainment. C. Disney© still makes movies and shows and is the top kids television network

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6. World War I

6. World War I

A, WWI was a war that affected not only the USA but the whole world. Over 120,000 American soldiers were killed. B. WWI affects my life today because it is part of the reason why our automobile industry stepped up thus giving me transportation. C. The War affects us today because now the Ottoman Empire is divided into multiple countries. Because of WWI, terrorists like ISIS have become a thing. ISIS said that they want to destroy all of the treaties created by WWI.

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5. Wright Brothers

5. Wright Brothers

A. These brothers invented the airplane and were the first to fly it create new source of transportation. B. Their invention allowed me as a person to be able to travel wherever I want . C. The airplane is still used today as the fastest transportation method.

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4. Henry Ford

4. Henry Ford

A. Henry ford created the first successful automobile in America creating another source of transportation. B. Ford impacts me because now i have a way to go to school, get home or go far away without having to walk anywhere. C. His invention in the present day has modified into many other vehicles such as buses and trains.

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3. Harry S. Truman

3. Harry S. Truman

A. President Truman led us to victory in WWII. B. He impacts me because if it were not for him, the world may have been different and my life probably would have been changed. C. If Pres. Truman did not order the atomic bombings in Japan, many lives would have been lost and we still would probably have a feud with Japan and the was would have continued for an even longer time. bad things would have happened if Roosevelt didn't step up and take action.

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2. Adolf Hitler

2. Adolf Hitler

A. HItler ordered the invasion of Poland starting WWII. B. This impacts me because I learned many things about life when i learned about hitler and the holocaust. Hitler is the perfect example of what not to be but he was a good leader with a bad purpose. C. Hitler relates to present day because we still remember all of the Jews he executed and his book Mein kampf is still available to read.

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1. Pearl Harbor

1. Pearl Harbor

A. This event is what triggered the US's involvement in WWII. B. I find this moment the most interesting because this led to the US coming together as one and disregarding each other's race and ethnicity. African-Americans were treated a little bit more equal after that and led to me having my rights today. C. This event not only started the war but today is remembered still with pearl harbor day and the veterans are sill remembered as well.

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