Amelia Earhart

by Anthony Sudlow and Elijah Fallen

Amelia Earhart

-193Amelia (), an A18977merican aviator, became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean alone. She was also the first woman to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross. The United States Congress awarded her that honor.

Early life. Amelia Mary Earhart was born in Atchison, Kansas, on July 24, 1897. She received a modest inheritance from her maternal grandmother. The money helped give her a secure life with considerable opportunity for travel. She became a volunteer nurse during World War I (1914-1918).

In 1920, Earhart moved to California to live with her mother. While there, she became fascinated by aviation. Flying was a new and dangerous sport at that time. Earhart took flying lessons from an instructor named Neta Snook. Snook was one of only a few women pilots in the 1920's. Earhart purchased her own plane and set an unofficial altitude record for women. In 1924, she moved to the East Coast. Earhart became a social worker in 1926, but she continued to fly.Earhart rode as an observer on a transatlantic airplane flight from Trepassey Bay, Newfoundland, to Burry Port, Wales, in 1928. The flight made her famous as the first woman to cross the Atlantic by airplane. Her resemblance to the famous American pilot Charles Lindbergh also contributed to her fame.

In 1929, Earhart helped found the Ninety-Nines, an international organization of women pilots. The Ninety-Nines provides professional opportunities to women in aviation. In 1931, she married George Palmer Putnam, a wealthy publisher. Putnam had helped organize her 1928 flight.

In 1932, Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean alone. She took off from Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, and landed in a pasture near Londonderry, Northern Ireland. She went on to set other speed and distance records. Earhart also became an important figure in the movement to develop commercial aviation

this event affected women that have follwed because they wouldnt be able to things that they wanted to do Amelia Earhart was the first women to fly across the Atlantic ocean during world war 1 she was able to witness every thing that happen during that time period the world would be different because men wouldnt be able to marry them or they wouldnt be able to have any kids if there were no women on this planet the event has affected me because she was the first women to set across the ocean if it wasnt for her it wouldnt be likehow how it is now we would problly to still be in war right now
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