Famous People (Anderson)

Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong was a very entertaining guy in the 1920s. He would participate in many things such as singing, playing the trumpet, being a composer, and even occasional acting. This man was definitely a favorite of many people. Also, he was nicknamed as "Satchmo" or "Pops". This man was very inspiring to many people.

Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington was the most important composer in the history of jazz while also being a bandleader for almost 50 years Duke always picked out unique playing style for his band, that must mean that he loved different types of music. Duke always loved being seen by the camera, every time they were playing he would look at the camera. His first song, "Soda Fountain Rag" was inspired from his job as a soda jerk. He got a scholarship because of his music.

Langston Hughes

This man was a very inspiring poet who brought the African Americans through very hard times. A lot of his poems helped explained how hard that African Americans worked and they should be treated fairly. Without this man our world could live in much more racism then there already is. Even though there is a lot of racism now, there was way more back in his time which is why we were so fortunate for his deeds.

Babe Ruth was the first player in the Major League Baseball league to hit 60 home runs in a season. he was an inspiration for people to everyone letting them know that they can do anything. Without him, people would think that they would fail at everything. It was fun to watch him hit so amazingly to an amazing amount of people.

Henry Ford

Henry Ford wan an inventor to many things such as the Model T, the Assembly Line, and the Ford Motor Company. The Model is what people first comes to mind when they thing of Henry Ford. It was the first car. The Assembly Line was also very important, it helped production rate by a long time. It would move things to one person to another while each doing a certain thing to the product. The Ford Motor Company was a car company that used to sell Model Ts but now sells many different cars.

Charles Lindbergh

Charles Lindbergh was definitely an inspiration to most. This man served in the military for 42 years which led to being a pilot. As a pilot he decided to fly across the Atlantic Ocean on May 20, 1927. This was a very big achievement for him and our world. Without him, nobody may have ever chosen to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. This was also a giant inspiration to people who did not know what they wanted to do with there life. It made them want to be a pilot.

Herbert Hoover was our 31st president. This man was a very important one though because he was the president during the Harlem Renaissance. The time of art explosions, black writers, poets, musicians, and scholars.

Franklin Roosevelt was one of the most important people of all time. He helped our society in so many ways. He made the New Deal which helped unemployed people find a job. He was the 32nd president. On top of that, he brought us through the Great Depression which was a very bad time for the economy.

This women was an inspiration to most women. She wrote a book that would never be forgotten that is called "Gone with the Wind." This book taught all of us the importance of a great education. Next time you do not want to go to school, remember this book and it's importance.

This man was one of the most inspiring African American person out there. He was the man who thought that they should be treated equally. Jesse was a great runner who won 4 gold medals in the Olympics. He had a very rough time with racism and poverty, which makes this man unbelievably strong for sticking in there as a runner.

This man was the leader of the Soviet Union. Before he was the leader, he was the formal general secretary of central committee. After War, he signed a non-aggression pact that meant there could be no war between the Soviet Union and other countries.

Winston Churchill was very important in the United Kingdom. He was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom while serving many years in the military. After being a Prime Minister he decided to help lead a successful Allied strategy with the United States and the Soviet Union.

Hirohito was very important to Japan. He was the 124th emperor of Japan but one of the most important. He took over at a time of rising democratic sentiment even though Japan turned over to militarism and nationalism. In 1945 he became a figure head with no power.

Harry Truman was very inspiring. He was the 33rd president of the United States. He was crazy important because he was the one who ended World War II by bombing Japan. Even though he helped us a lot, he scared us a little too by starting the Cold War with his containment of communism.

Benito Mussolini was very evil to us but inspiring for Italy. He was the Prime Minister of Italy while also being a politician and journalist. He was very loyal to fascism as being a leader of the National Fascist Party. He thinks that socialism is very wrong.

Hitler was one of the most evil people of all time. He had such a big impact on the world. He would torture the Jews because he thought they caused all problems. He would send them to concentration camps so they would have to do lots of work. He was also the leader of Germany. He was one of the reasons of WW2.

Rosie was an icon who was very inspiring. She would encourage women to work. Stressed the patriotic need for women to join the work force which helped women so much.

These men were very hard working and inspiring. They were the 332nd fighter group. On top of that they were African American so they had to fight racism. This name also applies to bombardiers, navigators, etc.

Joseph McCarthy was the United States Senator of Wisconsin from 1947 to 1957. He spent 5 years trying to expose communists. There was an act of trying to accuse someone of being communist named after him. ("McCarthyism")

This man helped the Soviet Union in so many ways. He led them through part of the Cold War. He also confirmed the construction of the Berlin Wall which was very important. This man also instigated the Cuban Missie Crisis by putting a missile 90 miles from Florida.

This man ended something that has been fought for the longest time. He ended legal segregation. That made such a big impact on our world. He was Associate Justice of Supreme court from 1967-1991. He was also the 96th justice and first African American Justice.

Rosa Parks mad a giant impact on civil rights. She was a civil rights activist. One time she refused to give up her seat to a white person and got arrested which started a bunch of protests against African Americans being treated equally. She was elected secretary for NAACP. Named first lady of civil rights. 

Martin Luther King Junior had one of the biggest impacts on civil rights. He had a famous speech called "I Have A Dream" which was about civil rights. This convinced everybody that blacks not being treated fairly was wrong. He was an American Baptist Minister. He changed the world with no violence.

Robert F. Kennedy helped freedom a ton. He worked with people around the world to make people more free. He made his Headquarters that was in a prison into a freedom beacon. He also became the U.S. Junior Senator.

John Kennedy was very inspiring. He was the 35th president, the youngest president, and the first Roman Catholic at 43 years of age. As president, he confronted mounting Cod War tensions in Cuba. He was ranked as the most loved president of all time by citizens.


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