Written by:Raegan Hansen
“Amazing the things you find when you bother search for them.” These words by Sacagawea explain how she lived her life. Sacagawea’s importance and rise to fame happened because of the trip with Lewis and Clark.This report will also talk about the later life and new family.
Sacagawea was born May 1788, in Lemhi, ID. Sacagawea had 7 sisters and 1 brother named Cameahwait. They all called her Janey for a nickname. Her father was the chief of the Shoshone. When she was 12 years old she was captured and now belonged to the Mandan.They took her to modern day North Dakota from her Rocky mountain homeland where Idaho is today.
After she got taken from the Shoshone, she had some new family! Toussaint Charbonneau was Sacagawea’s husband and they had a baby on February. 11,1805. His name was Jean Baptiste Charbonneau. His nickname was Pomp. In English Pomp means “Magnificence”.
In the winter of 1803, in North Dakota, Sacagawea met Lewis and Clark.Lewis was 28 and Clark was 32. Lewis and Clark were following the Missouri River. Sacagawea wrapped Pomp in cradleboard, strapped him on her back and began the long journey with them. Sacagawea was very helpful. She showed them both sugar grass and licorice. They were going to go to the Pacific Ocean. The expedition saw the Pacific Ocean for the first time on November 7, 1805. Sacagawea started crying and jumping up and down.The expedition took two years, four months, and 10 days. They had gone 8,000 miles. Sacagawea could translate 5 langages to the people on the expedition.She was the only female among 32 members of the expedition.
After she traveled with Lewis and Clark and Pomp on her back, it all came to an end. She died on December 22,1812, had a baby girl named Lisette. Sacagawea died when she was 25.In North Dakota.
Sacagawea was famous because she was in the Lewis and Clark expedition and carried Pomp on her back. Because of Sacagawea’s bravery and strength, she had her face printed on a back of a dollar coin. The coin was first revealed on January 27, 2000 and is today hard to get.
This report covers Sacagawea’s importance and the trip with Lewis and Clark. Sacagawea had an amazing life and never gave up searching. She was a great person and a great role model.
“I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death. If I could not have one, I would have the together.” --Harriet Tubman.
These were words of Harriet Tubman’s life. Even though we don't know much of her early life, we know about slavery and the Underground Railroad. This report will tell her journey on the Underground Railroad and her later life.
She was born in Maryland in 1822, and her real name is Araminta Ross which was later changed to Harriet. She was born a slave and was African American. Her parents were owned by two different people. She had head injuries and strange visions that started to happen after she was whipped with a metal whip. She had been blocking another slave and was accidentally was whipped instead.
The Underground Railroad was only for African Americans, because they were only slaves. This means the Underground Railroad gave help to other slaves like Harriet Tubman. Religion was a huge part of slavery, and some whites had helped because of their religious beliefs.They didn’t believe in slavery. She never had new clothes because owners treated her badly like she was nothing. She was also in the first civil rights movement. Harriet became very religious, and she had prayed that her mean owner should die and proved that God is real, and he died a few weeks later.
The slaves had secret codes like singing songs or sending codes, she followed the North Star and the moss on trees. She knew that moss grew on the North side of the trees. She swam in water so slave owners dogs wouldn’t find her. Some slaves hid on trains to escape. She fled from slavery in 1849 and risked her life and went back because she cared for others .
She was a Union war nurse and also spy during the American Civil War. She was important because she cared for others and she freed 750 slaves during the Civil War. She was also a cook and scout during Civil War. She carried a Bible around and she was very religious. She died of pneumonia in 1913 and Barack Obama declared her as a hero. Some people just see her as a black person but she's not. She was amazing because she had the courage and ability to escape and save hundreds of slaves.
This report covered Harriet’s importance, later life and slavery in the life and ways of Harriet Tubman. The quote explains her life as a slave and to escape and go back for others, and how she did it as a slave. Truly, she believed that she could free slaves through faith.
“Great white sharks, big storms--somehow, I think we like to be put in place by awesome things. Dinosaurs do that.” These words by Susan “Sue” Hendrickson explain how much she loves paleontology. Sue is known for finding the biggest, most complete, and best preserved Tyrannosaurus Rex specimen ever found, and it is named Sue in her honor. This report will cover Sue’s early and later life, excavation to importance, and how and where Sue found Sue.
Sue was born on Dec. 2 1949 in Chicago, Illinois. Soon after that she moved to Munster, Indiana. She had a brother named John and a sister named Karen. Her father, Lee Hendrickson, was a railroad agent and her mother, Mary Hendrickson, worked at American Airlines. Sue grew up to be a shy girl. Her teachers always said she was smart and obedient. When Sue was 16 she moved to Florida with her aunt and at 17 she quit high school.
When Sue moved to Florida, she started going on some diving and salvage expeditions at a reef. She once excavated a whale! She also found three perfect butterfly fossils. Soon after that she studied entomology and joined a team of paleontologists. The Sue found Sue and paleontology became her main passion.
Ever since Sue found Sue, paleontologists have been inspired by her and paleontologists and scientists know more than ever about T-rexes. Besides the titanosaur and giganotosaurus, Sue the rex is the best find. It is the most complete, best preserved, and largest find of the t-rex.
When Sue found Sue, she was near Faith, South Dakota. Since Sue was shy, she was walking around and looking at the ground waiting for her team while they were out getting gas for their jeep; Sue saw a t-rex jaw and teeth in front of her.
When the excavation started, it took 17 days to finish, which was less than expected. The full fossil was 8.4-14 metric tons. It’s jaw was 600,000 pounds by itself. She was 12 feet tall from hip to head and 40 feet long. When they were transporting the bones, it was seized by the FBI and was auctioned for 7.6 million U.S. dollars and brought to the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois.
Sue Hendrickson is 68 this day. She has her dog Skywalker with her. Wherever Sue goes Skywalker goes with her. Sue continues her career in paleontology and diving. She also still travels a lot and visits Sue very often.
This report covered Sue’s early life, career, importance, and how she found Sue, Sue the t-rex’s excavation, and Sue’s later life. She feels that dinosaurs are important because they tell us about our past and how great our God is.
Abraham Lincoln said, “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States. This report will talk about his whole life, his family, his presidency, and his part in the Civil War until his death.
Abraham “Abe” Lincoln was born on Feb. 12, 1809, and raised on a farm. His parents were Nancy and Thomas Lincoln. Abraham was a christian but never went to or joined any churches. His siblings were Sarah and Thomas. Sadly, Thomas died in infancy. As an adult, Abraham married Mary Todd and had three children: Robert, William Tad, and Edward. Before he was a president, he was a self-taught lawyer and a statesman. He became the 16th president in the year of 1860-1865 and was a Republican.
The Civil War was fought between Union States and the Confederate States of America.Abraham was elected in November 1860, shortly before the outbreak of the Civil War. Lincoln warned the South in his Inaugural address “A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, half slave and half free.” He used war power to free all the slaves in states still in rebellion. Emancipation Proclamation Civil War was fought for the freedom of the slaves in the “rebel” states. Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 paved the for slaves to be free. Lincoln used U.S Army to protect escaped slaves. Lincoln won the war in April 1865.
President: Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth, who was an actor, at Ford Theater in Washington D.C. The date was April 14, 1865, 5 days after the Civil War ended. John shouted, ”sic semper tyrannis the south in avenged.” Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth. When he died, Abraham Lincoln had a pocket knife and cash in his pocket. His unexpected death made him martyr to the cause of liberty.
This report told about Abraham Lincoln and the hard times that he went through . These hard times showed his character and how he overcame the hard times in his life. Lincoln proved to be a smart military leader. Truly, he was one the best presidents ever.
Robert E Lee
“Hold yourself above every act, be strictly honorable in every act, and be not ashamed to do what you know is right,” these words by Robert E Lee would give motivation to his troops. He was one of the most valued generals in the Civil War. On either side, confederate or union army. From his early life to his death and legacy, this report will tell it all.
Robert E Lee was born on January 19, 1807 at Stanford Hall Plantation. His father had served as governor of Virginia and was a hero in the Revolutionary war. Though it looked like Lee might have a bright and easy future when he was 11 his father died after this, Lee became very close to his mother. Robert began college in 1825 and graduated at the age of 18 at a major military college called West Point where many great generals had graduated, including Ulysses S Grant whom he would later surrender to in the Civil War. To gain free education, Lee joined the military. When the Civil War came Lee struggled to decide his loyalties, he had many quotes and reasons why he joined the union.
The reason Lee joined the confederacy was because he wanted to be loyal to his home and his state. He actually thought that the states were wrong to secede and he called slavery a moral and political evil. He was actually against the whole idea of a Civil War!
The first war Lee fought in was the Mexican-American war and had gained experience in war. During the Civil War the general he was going up against had served in the same war alongside of him. The Civil War started in 1861, and most people believe that Lee and his men would have won but the Union soldiers had better guns while Lee's men had to stand while reloading and it took time and exposed his men to enemy fire, Grants men could reload their newer and better guns while laying down, they also were more accurate and took less time to reload. When the Confederates had lost in 1865 Lee went on to be the president of a college in Virginia which would later be renamed Washington and Lee college.
Lee is thought to have died of pneumonia, though people are not for sure, he died at the age of 63 and was buried at Lee Chapel in Lexington Virginia. He died on October 12, 1870.
This report has covered many topics on the life of general Robert E Lee it has also showed that you must do what's right and stick up for what you believe in. Truly he was a remarkable man.
John Wilkes Booth
“Sic semper tyrannis!” said John Wilkes Booth after he shot Abraham “ Abe” Lincoln. John was known for the assassination of Abe Lincoln. This report covers the assassination of Abe Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth’s life.
On a hot spring day in May 10, 1838, a great American actor was born on a farm near Belair, Maryland. John Wilkes Booth was born that day. He was the second youngest out of 9 brothers and sisters. John’s family were all great actors. He and his brothers were good actors and would act in the hayloft of their barn. John followed his father’s footsteps.
When John was in his teens he started his acting career after one of his great Shakespeare plays was a big hit. Abe Lincoln watched some of John’s plays. John was determined to be a villain. A few years later John got sick the same month that the Gettysburg Address was written. A few months later John killed Abe Lincoln in Ford Theater.
John had a nine member conspiracy group. John had 2 plots, to kill the President and the 1st one failed. A few weeks later On April 14, 1865,. the second plot in Ford Theater was ready. Just after ten P.M, Abraham Lincoln was shot with a pistol by John Wilkes Booth. Booth shouted “Sic semper tyrannis’ after he shot Abe LIncoln, jumped onto the stage and yelled, “the South has revenge.” After that John had a horse to get away. Abe was taken to the neighboring hotel, and the next day Abe died.
While John was escaping he broke his leg. There was a 100,000 dollar reward for John dead or alive. John hid on a small farm in Virginia. He wanted to kill all the top government people, because he liked the idea of slavery. A few days later John was shot on a farm in Virginia by a soldier named Boston Cobbert. He was killed on April 26, 1865. When John was only 26.
When John said these words, “Sic semper tyrannis!” no one would have thought that their President would be shot. This report has covered Johns early life, why he was famous, when he assassinated Abraham Lincoln, when he ran away, and why he did it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness. Only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that.“ Martin Luther King, Jr.
This report is about Martin Luther King, Jr’s early life, his importance, and his famous speeches during the Civil Rights Movement. It will also discuss his later life and assassination.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. His parents were Martin Luther King, Sr. and Alberta Williams King. Martin Luther King, Jr’s brother was Alfred Daniel Williams and his sister was Willie Christine. Martin Luther King original name was Michael Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Baptist pastor at Dexter Ave Baptist Church in Atlanta. Things important to him were his .Christian faith, the teaching of Mahatma Gandhi who talked about non violence , and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
Martin Luther Jr. was the leader of the bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, and the leader of American Civil Rights Movement from 1955-1968. People in the bus boycott in Montgomery,Alabama, marched 381 days before U.S. courts said that the black people can not be separated from the whites on the buses..
Martin Luther gave leadership to the Civil Rights Movement. Martin Luther King Jr. was elected president of Southern Christian Leadership Conference and was until his death in 1968. During Martin Luther King Jr’s. time as leader, African Americans achieved more progress toward being equal than ever before. He believed in the power of words and acts of nonviolent resistance. Martin Luther King Jr. was the #1 leader in the black protest movement. Martin Luther King Jr. believed that violence is very terrible.
He went to Birmingham ,Alabama to lead a nonviolent protest, the segregated city in America. Martin Luther King Jr. was jailed for protesting in Birmingham jail. Later, Martin Luther King Jr. wrote letters from the Birmingham Jail Martin Luther King Jr. was jailed 29 times.
Besides Martin Luther King Jr., there are other leaders like Booker T. Washington and Rosa Parks. Some major events of the Civil Rights Movement include The Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Birmingham Campaign, and the March on Washington. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous speech “I have a dream” at the National Mall Washington DC during the March on Washington. He said, “I’ve been to the mountaintop and I’ve seen the promised land”. He meant that he had hope that Segregation would end.
The Civil War was fought over Slavery. That’s when Civil Rights began. Protests began against segregation soon after the Civil War, but the Civil Rights Movement lasted from 1950-1964, when the Supreme Court said that segregation was illegal. Lyndon Johnson was a president when the Civil Right of the act was signed 1964.
Martin Luther King Jr.’s wife is Coretta Scott King and they had four children, Yolanda, Martin Luther 3, Dexter, and Bernice.
Martin Luther King Jr. was the youngest person to win a Nobel Peace Prize. He also won a grammy award for best SPOKEN record album. Over 900 streets are named after Martin Luther King Jr.
James Earl Ray assassinated Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4,1968, in Memphis, Tennessee, with a Remington 30-06 rifle at the Lorraine Motel. James Earl Ray was sentenced on March 10,1969, to 99 years in prison.
Martin Luther King was in the Civil Rights Movement. He was most important of the leaders that fought for the rights of freedom for black Americans. He believed that darkness couldn’t drive out darkness. He meant that we should not treat others meanly, but be kind to others. Truly, he was a good man.
“Speak softly and carry a big stick!”
These words by Theodore Roosevelt explain his philosophy as a president. From his early life to a soldier in the war to his Presidency he will tell you about his life.
‘Teddy’ Roosevelt was born on Oct 27, 1858 in New York City. His parents and he went all around the world to see the country there. As a young boy he liked the outdoors and he studied insects. As a kid he had asthma but no other problems. His nickname is Teddy because he likes wildlife. His father was a businessman. His family and him were dutch and went to a Dutch Church.
Theodore Roosevelt was a very persistent person. He went on and never stopped. He was in the Spanish-American War. He was very into sports and boxing. When he was boxing he was hit in the eye and was blind in that eye. He loved to hunt and go outdoors. He was a very energetic person and liked to be outside. When he was younger boy he was a governor. After he was a governor, he ran for president and was the youngest person ever to run for president.
Theodore was part of the Rough Riders and was the best one there. He went in on July 1, 1898. He was in the first voluntary calvary. He was part of the Great White Fleet. Before he was president he was Secretary of the Navy. When he was fitting he fought in Cuba. He lead the charge up San Juan Hill. While he was fitting he destroyed the Spanish Empire. He was a hero of the war.
Theodore Roosevelt was in office from Sept 14, 1901 -March 4, 1909. His party was a republican. He was the 26th President in office. His vice president was William McKinley. He named the White House. While he was a President he won the Nobel Peace Prize. When he died he was about to go for his 3rd term. When he was giving his speech he was shot but was not killed.
Theodore Roosevelt made a lot of land marks including the Panama Canal. He stopped people from destroying the Grand Canyon. He has his own National Park named after him. He also made Yellowstone National Park. While he was away he brought the buffalo population up. He went to the Amazon for 2 years.
Theodore Roosevelt had really bad breathing problems because of his asthma. His last words were’ turn the lights off’. He died because he had a very big blood clot. He died on Jan 5, 1919 at Oyster Bay, NY when he was sixty years old. He died right after World War 1 had started.
This report covered Theodore Roosevelt's life, presidency, and importance. Above all he wanted people to stand up for themselves.