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Title: Industrial Leaders and Politicians


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Industrial Leaders and Politicians
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Jean Jacques Rousseau
  • Came up with the Social Contract Idea Contract
    Between Government and People -Self Government
  • 1762

3
Adam Smith
  • Created the idea of Free Trade Laissez-
    Faire1776

4
Thomas Jefferson
  • Wrote the Declaration of Independence,
  • Contributed to the Constitution
  • 1776

5
Odd Fact
  • Thomas Jefferson died on July 4 1826- 50 years
    after the Declaration of Independence.
  • One of his best friends John Adams, died the same
    day, his last words were- At least Jefferson
    lives Jefferson had died five hours before

6
James Madison 
  • Co-wrote the US Constitution
  • Wrote the Bill of Rights to the American
    Constitutionfreedom of speech, press etc. .
  • 1781

7
George Washington
  • Commanding General of the American forces of the
    American Revolution
  • First President
  • of the United States
  •  1789

8
Washington Myth
  • Did George Washington really chop down the cherry
    tree?
  • No. Parson Mason Weems, an early biographer of
    George Washington, invented the story.
    Ironically, Weems made up the story of a young
    George Washington saying to his father, "I cannot
    tell a lie," to illustrate Washington's honesty.
    This is, perhaps, the most enduring story about
    George Washington - one that school children for
    the last 200 years can repeat - but it is, in
    fact, a myth.

9
Washington Myth
  • Did George Washington wear wooden teeth?
  • No. This is one of the most enduring myths about
    George Washington. He had false teeth, but they
    were not made of. They were made of cow's teeth,
    human teeth, hippopotamus tusk and elephant ivory
    set in a lead base with springs that allowed him
    to open and close his mouth. They fit poorly and
    distorted the shape of his mouth.

10
Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Emperor of France, Reorganized French government,
    military and education
  •  
  • 1804

11
Slave to Fashion
  • Napoleon noticed his officers had the habit of
    wiping their noses with their jacket sleeves. To
    stop that practice, he ordered buttons sewn on
    their jacket sleeves.
  • This is why mens sportcoats and suits have
    sleeve buttons.

12
Napoleons Death
  • Some scientists believe that Napoleon was
    poisoned with arsenic, by his Butler

13
Simon Bolivar
  •  The George Washington of South America
  • Created the independent countries of Colombia,
    Venezuela and Bolivia 
  • 1819

14
Karl Marx
  • Creator of Communism
  • Author of the Communist Manifesto the
    Communist handbook
  • 1848

15
Benito Juarez
  • President of Mexico who attempted to clean up the
    corruption of the Mexican government under Santa
    Ana
  •  
  • 1861

16
Otto Von Bismarck
  • Chancellor of Germany, reorganized German
    government, created the modern welfare state,
    public education -kindergarten
  • 1871

17
Mohandas Gandhi
  • Leader of the Indian Independence Movement,
    Believed in the idea of nonviolent protest.
    Eventually helped gain Indian Independence after
    WWII 1914

18
Vladimir Lenin
  •  Leader of the Russian Bolshevik Revolution which
    overthrew the reign of Nicholas II, He created
    the Communist Soviet Union
  • 1917

19
Lenins Tomb
  • After Lenins death in 1924, he was embalmed and
    placed in a tomb where the public could visit
    him. Its one of the most popular attractions in
    Moscow.

20
Joseph Stalin
  • Brutal Leader of the Soviet Union, Lead the
    Soviets against Hitler in WWII, killed millions
    in his pursuit of control
  •  
  • 1924

21
Benito Mussolini
  •  Creator of Fascism
  • Created a dictatorship in Italy in 1922, allied
    with Hitler in WWII.
  • Il Duce
  • 1922

22
Adolf Hitler
  •  Elected Chancellor of Germany in 1933
  • Leader of the Nazi Party in Austria and then
    Germany
  • Began WWII in 1939
  • 1933

23
Winston Churchill
  • Prime Minister of England during WWII, Helped
    lead England against Hitler, After WWII, helped
    form the United Nations, called the Soviet Bloc
    the Iron Curtain
  • 1940

24
David Ben-Gurion
  • First prime minister of Israel, regarded as the
    father of his country.  1948

25
Mao Tse Tung
  •  Communist Leader of China, Created the Current
    government in China, killed millions in his
    Western purges of the 1960's
  • 1949

26
Ho Chi Minh
  •  Communist Leader of the Vietnamese Revolution,
    controlled the Viet Cong- Vietnamese Communists
  • Major Enemy of France and US during Vietnam
    Conflict
  • 1954

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Fidel Castro
  • Current leader of Cuba, created the Communist
    government in Cuba by overthrowing the dictator
    General Batista 1959
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