By: Ryanne Mansell
Small Biography of Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart was born on July 24, 1897 in Atchison,KS. She was a very adventurous and independent child and often got in trouble in school for being that way. She went to a private college preparatory school in Atchison but also attended 6 different high schools as she at older. Amelia spent her winters with her grandparents in Atchison, KS and with her parents in the summer in Kansas City, KS. Growing up she took on many different types of jobs. She was a truck driver, english teacher, a nurse in World War 1, and what she is mostly known for today was for being pilot; she was the 16th woman to receive a pilots license from the FAI.
Amelia was a very interesting person. She was the first out of very few women to receive the Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross. The US post office even issued an Amelia Earhart stamp on her birthday. Many people looked up to her and saw her as a grand hero from many of the achievements that she made. On May 20-21, 1932 she became the first women to fly solo across the Atlantic, which took almost 15 hours. That same year on August 24th and 25th she became the first women to fly coast to coast non stop. Her last flight was on June 1st, 1937 and this is the flight we most remember about her. She began her flight around the world which was never finished due to her disappearing when she took this flight.Amelia would’ve liked the 1920s for the new womens rights and how women started to become more independent and started to believe things differently than before. She even had shorter hair and also didn't like to stay home and do housework she preferred to be able to go out and do whatever she wanted to do in the world. But this would also be reason why she would’ve hated the 1920s because of Fundamentalist who believed women should be how they’ve always been which is a stay home mom that doesn’t work outside of home. She is remembered as a Hero for all of the achievements that she made in flying and that also why she is still remembered today in history.
This is the town that Amelia was born in and also where she spent her winters with her grandparents
Amelia Earhart Stamp
This was the stamp that the US postal service issued in 1897 on July 24th
This was the plane that she flew across the Atlantic and which made her the first women to fly solo across this ocean
What was the name of her manager/husbands name?
What boat received her last message?