Mark Twain

A hero for all time

Perseverance

Perseverance

"His father died when he was eleven years old"

  • His father died when Mark was eleven years old
  • His Mother didn't do anything for Mark when his father died
  • Almost all of his siblings died at a young age.
  • He had to leave home and get his own job at the age of 12
  • His Brother died in a steamboat explosion working for Mark
  • He lost a lot of money by investing it in technology and inventions, invested $300,000 ($8,058,462 our money)
  • Most of his kids died at a young age, only 2 lived a long life.

Courage

Courage

"When his father died, he began working a year later."

  • He started working at a young age
  • He had to leave his family
  • He became a volunteer fighter in the civil war
  • Became a miner
  • Became secretary for the governor of the Nevada territory

Hard Working

Hard Working

"In 1851, he began working as a typewriter"

  • Became a type writer at the age of twelve
  • Became a printer at the age of 18
  • Wrote 8 books with the help of the company, 6,000 words total
  • Became a steamboat pilot
  • Became a confederate volunteer
  • Became a Miner
  • Turned into a journalist

At the end

At then end of all this, 2 of his kids lived a full life, they are all buried at woodlawn cemetery