CP US History II Biography Assignment Sarajian/Ragone

CP US History II Biography Assignment Sarajian/Ragone/Maniscalco
Biography Resources
You must have at least 3 online sources and the option of 1 print source (please provide the appropriate MLA
Note- One online source must use a PV Library/Media Center Database:
Select a key figure from the period we are studying (1870-Present). Select at least (you can use more) 3 online sources
and possibly one print source. One online source must use a PV Library/Media Center Database. After reading the
material you will create a website using Google Sites.
The Web Page should have at least 5 pages. We will use Google Sites. There is a tutorial we can
watch in class.
Page 1-Cover Page-Image or 2 of the individual-something to grab me to show me what the
person is best known for.
Page 2-Intro-biographical facts-Birth/Death; Education/Family. Any interesting events?
Page 3-Key influences and accomplishments. Who influenced your person? How? Who did
he/she influence? How does he/she impact us today?
Page 4-Quotes by the person, or about he/she, and links to websites about that figure should
we want to learn more.
Page 5-Work cited.
Be creative-have fun-dazzle us. You can go beyond the basic requirements. I will show you examples
of where previous students added music and video.
Deadlines will be posted on our website.
Missing a deadline will result in the deduction of points.
US II – Remember, these are just some ideas. Find someone who interests you (it could be an
inventor/writer/musician/athlete). Each individual may be used by only one student.
Theodore Roosevelt
Warren G. Harding
Franklin D. Roosevelt
John F. Kennedy
Jimmy Carter
Bill Clinton
William H. Taft
Calvin Coolidge
Harry Truman
Lyndon Johnson
Ronald Reagan
George W. Bush
Woodrow Wilson
Herbert Hoover
Dwight Eisenhower
Richard Nixon
George H. W. Bush
Barack Obama
Military Figures
John J. Pershing
James Doolittle
William Westmoreland
Douglas MacArthur
George S. Patton
Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr.
Chester Nimitz
Maxwell Taylor
David Petraeus
Statesman/Military Leaders
George Marshall
Colin Powell
Henry Kissinger
George Wallace
Marco Rubio
The Wright Brothers
George Westinghouse
J. Robert Oppenheimer
Albert Einstein
John McCain
Hillary Clinton
Condoleezza Rice
Elena Kagan
Cory Booker
Robert Taft
Chris Christie
Thomas Edison
Nikolai Tesla
Albert Sabin
George Washington Carver
Philo Farnsworth
Jonas Salk
The World of Sports
James J. Braddock
Harold “Red” Grange
Althea Gibson
Wilma Rudolph
Jack Dempsey
Jackie Robinson
Babe Didrikson Zaharias
Babe Ruth
Pete Rozelle
Billy Jean King
Entertainment Industry
Al Jolson
Irving Berlin
Les Paul
Steven Spielberg
Cecil B. DeMille
Bill Cosby
Lucille Ball
Walt Disney
George M. Cohan
Frank Sinatra
Marilyn Monroe
George Lucas
Civil Rights
W. E. B. DuBois
Martin Luther King
Stokely Carmichael
Margaret Sanger
Marcus Garvey
Medgar Evers
Jesse Jackson
Betty Friedan
Rosa Parks
Malcolm X
Cesar Chavez
Gloria Steinem
The Arts
Ernest Hemingway
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Kurt Vonnegut
Lillian Hellman
Diane Arbus
William Faulkner
Andy Warhol
William Saroyan
Arthur Miller
Stephen King
Robert Frost
John Steinbeck
Dalton Trumbo
Tennessee Williams
John D. Rockefeller
David Sarnoff
Robert L. Johnson
Nolan Bushnell
Joseph P. Kennedy
Andrew Carnegie
Oprah Winfrey
Berry Gordy, Jr.
Roone Arledge
Steve Jobs
Henry Ford
Bill Gates
Warren Buffett
J.P. Morgan
Mark Zuckerberg
Sacco and Vanzetti
Amelia Earhart
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
Helen Keller
World Figures
Saddam Hussein
Al Capone
Charles Lindbergh
Margaret Chase Smith Eleanor Roosevelt
Leopold and Loeb
Kim Il Sung
Osama bin Laden
Mao Zedong