People Who
Made
a Difference
Mrs. Falk’s
2nd Grade Class
February 2014
Eleanor Roosevelt
By Zoe
Eleanor Roosevelt is a very important person in American
history. She was born in New York City. Her birthday is October 11,
1884. She is famous for becoming our country’s first lady. She was
married to Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She is important because she
became a delegate to the United Nations. She wanted equal rights for
all people. She was a leader for women. Eleanor Roosevelt died on
November 7, 1962, but we’ll always be remembered as a teacher,
writer, and so much more.
Daniel Boone
By Joey
Daniel Boone is a very important person in American
history. He was born in Exeter, Pennsylvania. His birthday is
November 2, 1734. He is famous for fighting. He helped settlers
learn to survive in the forest. He is important because he fought
the Indians and explored the woods in Indiana and Kentucky.
Daniel Boone died on September 26, 1820, but will always be
remembered.
Sue Hendrickson
By Caileigh
Sue Hendrickson is a very important person in America
history. She was born in South, Dakota. Her birthday is December
2, 1949. She is famous for being a paleonlogist . She is an
important person because she discovered Dinosaur Sue, which
was a Tyrannosaurus rex. The special fossil is at the Field Museum
in Chicago . These are why Sue Hendrickson is a famous American.
Benjamin Franklin
By Avery
Benjamin Franklin is a very important person in
American history. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts. His
birthday is January 17, 1706. He is famous for making candles
and soap. He discovered electricity in lightning. He helped our
country. He helped write the Declaration of Independence.
Benjamin Franklin died on April 17, 1790, but will always be
remembered as a leader in our country.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
By Anais
Martin Luther King, Jr. is a very important person in American
history. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia. His birthday is January 15, 1929. He
is famous for giving speeches about his dream that everybody would be
equal. He is important because he led a peaceful march. He led a bus
boycott. He was a pastor and he won a Nobel Peace Prize. Martin Luther King
Jr. died on April 4, 1968 but will always be remembered as a man who
wanted freedom for everyone.
Maya Lin
By Ashely
Maya Lin is a very important person in American history.
She was born in Athens, Ohio. Her birthday is October 5, 1959.
She is famous for her art. Her art makes people think of history
and nature. She is important because she made a design. It was
for the Vietnam War. These are the reasons why Maya Lin is
famous American for her designs and art.
Pocahontas
By Audrey
Pocahontas is a very important person in American
history. She was born in Virginia. Her birthday is between 1595 and
1596. She is famous for bringing peace between the Powhatans
and the English and saving Captain John Smith. She is important
because she helped the English colonists by giving them food.
Pocahontas married Thomas Rolfe. Pocahontas died in March of
1617, but will always be remembered as a brave woman.
Thomas Edison
By Dakota
Thomas Edison is a very important person in American
history. He was born in Milan, Ohio. His birthday is February
11, 1847. He is famous for making the kinescope which showed
the world’s first movies. Thomas Edison died on October 18,
1931. He will always be remembered as a great inventor.
Ruby Bridges
By Yakira
Ruby Bridges is a very important person in American
history. She was born in Coweta County, Georgia. Her birthday
is on September 8, 1954. She is famous for showing courage.
She was the first African American to attend an all white school.
She helped end segregation. Ruby Bridges is a famous American
for standing strong.
George Washington
By Xavier
George Washington is a very important person in
American history. He was born in Popes Creek, Virginia. His
birthday is February 22, 1732. He is famous for becoming
the first President of the United States of America. He was
the head Commander in chief in the Virginia Army. George
Washington died on December 14, 1799, but will always
be remembered for his bravery.
Abraham Lincoln
By Thomas
Abraham Lincoln is a very important person in American
history. He was born in Hodgenville, Kentucky. His birthday was
February 12, 1809. He is famous for leading our country during the
Civil War. He was the 16th President. He is important because he
fought for something he believed in. He helped free slaves in the
United States. President Lincoln died April 15, 1865, but will always be
remembered for helping all people.
Helen Keller
By Sierra
Helen Keller was a very important person in American history.
She was born in Alabama. Her birthday is June 27, 1880. She is famous
for being a person who helped make changes and a leader. She was
first blind and deaf person to graduate college. She is important
because she gave speeches about peace and equal rights. Helen Keller
died on June 1, 1964.
Alexander Graham Bell
By Ryan
Alexander Graham Bell is a very important person in American
history. He was born in Scotland. His birthday is March 3, 1847. He is
famous for helping start the National Geographic Society. This society is
still around today. He is important for inventing the telephone.
Alexander Graham Bell died on August 2, 1922 at the age of 75. He will
always be remembered for inventing the telephone, so you can always
call Mom.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
By Robert
Martin Luther King, Jr. is a very important person in
American history. He was born in Atlanta Georgia. His birthday is
January 15, 1929. He is famous for making the world a better place.
He wanted black people to be treated fairly. He is important
because he tried to change the laws in a peaceful way. Martin
Luther King Jr. died on April 4, 1968 but will always be remembered
for his “I Have a Dream” speech.
Mary McLeod Bethune
By Mackenzie
Mary McLeod Bethune is a very important person in
American history. She was born is Mayesville, South Carolina. Her
birthday is July 10, 1875. She is famous for becoming a leader in
education. She spoke about rights for all people. She is important
because she started a school in Daytona, Florida with only $1.50.
Her school grew into a college. Mary McLeod Bethune died on May
18, 1955, but will always be remembered as a teacher and a worker
for equal rights.
Helen Keller
By Lilly
Helen Keller is a very important person in American history.
She was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Her birthday is June 27, 1880.
She is famous for making speeches and helping soldiers that were
injured. She kept trying to help people with disabilities. She changed
the world for people who were unable to hear or see. Helen Keller
died on June 1, 1968. She will always be remembered for her hard
work.
Rosa Parks
By Lauren
Rosa Parks is a very important person in American history. She
was born in Pine Level, Alabama. Her birthday is February 4, 1913. She
is famous for standing up for equal rights for everyone. She took a
stand by sitting on a bus this lead to a peaceful boycott that helped
change unfair laws for African Americans. Rosa Parks died in 2005 at
the age of 92. She will be remembered for helping change unfair laws.
Harriet Tubman
By Katelynn
Harriet Tubman is a very important person in American history.
She was born in Maryland. She was born around 1831. She was famous for
helping take slaves to freedom using the “Underground Railroad.” She was
important because she gave speeches about antislavery. She was even a
spy in the Civil War. Harriet Tubman died on March 10, 1913. She will
always be remembered for her courage, strength, and fierce devotion to
the freedom of all people.
Alexander Graham Bell
By Jasiah
Alexander Graham Bell is a very important person in American
history. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. His birthday is March 3,
1847. He is most famous for inventing the telephone. He invented the
iron lung to help people breathe. He also invented electric the speech
machine. Alexander Graham Bell died in August of 1922, but will always
be remembered as a great inventor.
John Chapman
“Johnny Appleseed”
By Jake
John Chapman is a very important person in American history.
He was born in Leominster, Massachusetts. His birthday was September
26, 1774. He is famous for caring for animals. He was import because he
was the first one to plant apple trees in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, and
Indiana. John Chapman died between March 17 or 18, 1845 and was
buried in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He will always be remembered by the
stories told about him.
Henry Ford
By Gage
Henry Ford is a very important person in America. He was
born in Wayne County, Michigan. His birthday is April 30, 1863. He is
famous for creating the assembly line. He made the Model T car and
opened the Ford Motor Company on April 7, 1947. He will always be
remembered as making cars that people could afford.
George Washington Carver
By Gabe
George Washington Carver is a very important person in American
history. He was born in Diamond Grove, Missouri. He was born in 1864. He
and his family were slaves. He is famous for discovering many uses for
peanuts. He was the first African American to go to Iowa Agriculture
College. He is important because he taught farmers about crop rotation.
George Washington Carver died in January 5, 1943 but will always be
remembered for his many inventions and making people happy.
President Barack Obama
By Eric
Barack Obama is a very important person in American history.
He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. His birthday is August 4, 1961. He is
famous for becoming the 44th President of the United States. He is
important because he is the first African American to hold this office.
These are the reasons why Barack Obama is a famous American. He
also won a Nobel Peace Prize.
Thomas Jefferson
Mikey
Thomas Jefferson is a very important person in American history.
He was born in Albemarle County, Virginia. His birthday is April 13, 1743.
He is famous for being the third president of the United States. He is
important because he wrote the Declaration of Independence. This
document declared the United States would not be part of England. He
also invented storm windows and a special part for a plow. Thomas
Jefferson died on July 4th, 1826 but will always be remembered as a great
leader.
We would like to thank Mrs. Wright, Mrs. Ray, and Miss Ellen for
helping make this project possible. We would also like to thank the people
that help us each day at Crisman School. Through our study of biographies,
we have learned that there are heroes all around us. We have discovered that
we can all be heroes!
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People Who Made a Difference