Alexander Parks was the inventor of plastic. He has accomplished more the a lot of people because plastic is everywhere and is probably one of the most used objects. Think about today and how much you use plastic daily and that should low your mind.
The Wright Brothers were inventors of the first powered plane. Without this invention where would the USA be today? would there even be airplanes? this invention was one of the biggest ever thought of. Transportation would never be how it is now if it wasn't for these guys.
Major League Baseball is founded in 1901 after being a minor league organization when there was no professional league. The first teams were the Baltimore Orioles, the Boston Americans, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Blues, Detroit Tigers, Milwaukee Brewers, Philadelphia Athletics, and the Washington Senators. Baseball is the second most watched sport in America. Baseball inspires and creates passion for kids .
The Montreal Wanderers and the Toronto arenas were apart of the first hockey game ever. hockey is one of the biggest sports in the world. Hockey is considered to be the hardest sport to play as well. Hockey is a well known sport still and will continue to be.
Jesse Owens won 4 gold medals and once held a world record. Owens specialized in sprints. Being an African American I this time was very hard and its amazing the impact he has on everyone even today he's heroic. Jesse was not allowed to get a scholarship because he was black.
Elizabeth Stanton was a hug reason for the women's right to vote. This women's activist worked closely with Susan b. Anthony. She held the Seneca falls convention to express her ideas about women's right to vote. This has been a huge impact on women in todays world as well as back then.
FDR was elected in 1932 and then re-elected in 1936. he was around when World War 11 was stirring up and when Hitler became in power of Germany. Also he was the only president to win four elections. The great depression was going on as well and he reduced unemployment from 25% to 2%. He had an idea of isolationism in the war but then he was providing aid to the allies and then joined the war after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. He died in 1945 but had a great run as president he impacted the world today about his decisions in world war 11 . I think he had a huge impact on america.
William McKinley was the 25th U.S. president who supported the gold standard as a republican nominee. He established gold as the only standard to redeem paper money. Many people supported the gold standard and many people did not support the gold standard. The United States abandoned the gold standard in 1933. In today's world people wonder if we should return to the gold standard because it would limit the money the government spends. This topic was a huge deal back then and there was so much drama on it that is why i picked this event.
Joe Louis was an american heavyweight boxer. He was very iconic in the 1930's - 1940's for his boxing. He was a hero for some because he was African American and it was tough to be African American back then. He became champion in 1936 and also a hero in the black culture. Detroit red wings played in an arena named after him and he is still and legend in sports history even today. Reason why i picked him was because i really like boxing and he was iconic.
Henry ford was one of the most pivotal people in the 1900's. Henry created the first mass production of cars. He was a huge step into the transportation business and was very successful. Look around everywhere you go and you will see ford cars everywhere taking over the car industry to this day. Now many people can get around very well all because of Henry Ford. I picked Henry because i am a huge car guy and all i want is a ford mustang.