Amelia Earhart

By: Lauren Tigner

Biography

Amelia Earhart was born on July 24, 1897 in Atchison, Kansas. In high school, Amelia showed a great deal of passion in science. During World War I, Amelia helped as a nurse to injured soldiers, which included pilots. She developed a strong admiration for aviation. In 1928, Amelia was the first woman to fly as a passenger across the Atlantic Ocean. Then in 1932, she became the first woman to to fly a plane across Atlantic Ocean. In 1937, Amelia attempted to circumnavigate the globe from the equator and disappeared while doing so. She was officially declared dead January 5, 1939.

Impact

Amelia Earhart impacted the 1920's in many ways. She inspired woman to try and achieve their goals and used her public career, even though it was less than a decade, to promote two causes that were important to her, the first one is the achievement in commercial aviation and the second one is the advancement in woman.

Sources

"Amelia Earhart." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 28 Dec. 2015.


"Amelia Earhart's Solo Transatlantic Mail." Amelia Earhart's Solo Transatlantic Mail. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Jan. 2016.


Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 28 Dec. 2015.


"Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor." - Museum Events. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Jan. 2016.

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