Charles A. Lindbergh

The Big Deal

Charles Lindbergh was the first person to complete a solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean. Other pilots had crossed the Atlantic Ocean before him, but not alone. Lindbergh gained immediate international fame.
Charles Lindbergh Flies the Atlantic Solo (1927)

Background Info

Charles Lindbergh was born on February 4, 1902 in Detroit. He grew up in a little farm near Little Fall, Minnesota. He attended the University of Wisconsin. Charles enlisted in the United States Army. In 1919, he an New York City hotel owner offered $25,000 to whoever flew nonstop from New York to Paris. Charles thought he could do, so he did.
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Impact

America: He accomplished something people had been trying to accomplish. Everyone was giving up, but then he did it. He impacted people worldwide not just in America. People were afraid to travel through plane before he accomplished this.


American Literature: In 1927, Lindbergh published a book about his flight. He had a positive impact on literature. He got people to change their view on flying.