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Title: Amelia Earhart


1
Amelia Earhart
  • First woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean

2
Family
  • Amelia Earhart was born in Atchison, Kansas on
    July 24, 1897
  • Her father was Samuel "Edwin" Stanton Earhart and
    her mother was Amelia "Amy" Otis Earhart
  • She had two grandmothers Amelia Josephine Harres
    and Mary Wells Patton and one maternal
    grandfather, Alfred Gideon Otis
  • Amelia was named, according to family custom,
    after her two grandmothers

3
Early Life
  • As a child, Amelia spent long hours playing with
    her dog Pidge, climbing trees, hunting rats with
    a rifle and "belly-slamming" her sled downhill.
    She kept "worms, moths, katydids, and a tree toad

4
Inspiration
  • When 10-year-old Amelia Mary Earhart saw her
    first plane at a state fair, she was not
    impressed. "It was a thing of rusty wire and wood
    and looked not at all interesting," she said. It
    wasn't until Earhart attended a stunt-flying
    exhibition, almost a decade later, that she
    became seriously interested in aviation. A pilot
    spotted Earhart and her friend, who were watching
    from an isolated clearing, and dove at them. As
    the plane swooped by, something inside her
    awakened. On December 28, 1920, pilot Frank Hawks
    gave her a ride that would forever change her
    life. "By the time I had got two or three hundred
    feet off the ground," she said, "I knew I had to
    fly."

5
Who She Was
  • Amelia Earhart was an aviator, pioneer, and a
    feminist
  • She joined an organization for female pilots
    called The Ninety-Nines
  • She was the vice- president of the National
    Aeronautics association

6
Examples of What She Did
  • In 1918, at the age of 20, she went to visit her
    sister in Toronto, Canada. This was during World
    War I and after seeing wounded servicemen on the
    streets of Toronto, she volunteered to work as a
    nurse's aide at a local military hospital. She
    also visited a local airfield and decided then
    that she wanted to learn how to fly.
  • For a short time after the war, Earhart took a
    medical course at Columbia University in New
    York.

7
In Her Memory
  • Amelia Earhart disappeared in 1937 while she was
    trying to go around the globe along the equator.
    She had gone 2/3 of the way. But her plane
    disappeared. People still remember her as a
    brave woman and a great aviator. She is still
    remembered throughout the USA.

8
Accomplishments
  • Amelia Earhart was the first women to fly across
    the Atlantic Ocean solo
  • She also flew from Hawaii to California and
    Mexico to the east coast.

9
The End
  • Thank you for watching the show!

10
Bibliography
  • http//www.ameliaearhart.com/about/biography.html
  • http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amelia_earhart
  • http//www.edwardsly.com/earhart.htm
  • Credits
  • Created by James J.
  • Advises by me.
  • Special thanks to Signet.
  • That is all
  • Seriously that is all
  • SERIOUSLY, GO AWAY!!!!!
  • NOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    !!!
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