Rosa Parks is remembered for being a civil rights activist. She helped the world realize that white and African Americans should be equal. But they weren't always, African Americans were always separate from whites. Rosa saw that when she was arrested for not sitting in the section assigned to her race. She sat in the white section because no one was there. She was then kicked off and brought to jail. She was bailed out by Edgar Nixon. She went on to live a full life. Rosa served as a secretary then eventually she retired from the NAACP and she died in 2005. She traveled the world and spoke out about hate violence and equality. - Jayme H.
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Martin Luther King Jr. was a man to remember. He was known for all the great accomplishments he made to this world. Starting with the “I Have a Dream Speech”. 40 years later, people remembered him for everything. Still today people remember everything he has done. A museum even opened in his memory so kids, parents, even everyone could learn about his non violent fights. King's death was very upsetting. He was on a balcony and and someone shot him. His name was James Earl Ray. James was sentenced 99 years in prison. King's tombstone reads, ¨Free at last, Free at last, thank God almighty, I'm free at last.” King did not care about all the hate he got from white people, he still stood up for what's right. Even today he is still remembered for the non violent civil rights movement. He has touched so many hearts to make America fair. - Emma B.
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The world would not be the way it is now without Mother Teresa. Her love for everyone, including the poorest of the poor, helped thousands of people who otherwise would’ve been alone. Because of her service, she is remembered throughout the world. When she was alive, she met famous people and won many famous awards, including the Nobel Peace Prize. Mother Teresa dedicated her entire life to helping others, no matter the cost. She worked with many who were sick and dying, and it’s noteworthy that she continued to risk her own life to help them.
Mother Teresa joined the Sisterhood in 1928 and took the name Sister Teresa. As she went on as a nun, she became invested in helping those who didn’t have luxuries she did. She began to help by living with people and caring for them. As her mission got more well-known, she was awarded a building to take them to. Today there are over 610 of these care-centers throughout more than 100 countries. Though Mother Teresa died over 20 years ago, her legacy is still alive today.
This essay details Mother Teresa’s life work so people can understand how much of an impact she made on the world. George Eliot once said, “Our dead are never dead to us until we have forgotten them.” While many people will be forgotten, Mother Teresa left her mark on the world in a way that will always be remembered: remembered for her quotes, her charity, and above all, her service to those people she assisted. - Aislinn D.
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In a time where men ruled the roost, Marie Curie not only completed college, something almost unheard of for a woman, but she also ended up surpassing all the men in her field in science, including her husband. She was an amazing person that inspired women to use their abilities to their full potential, especially in the field of science. She went through lots of rough times but always persevered, including radiation sickness, going blind, and losing her husband suddenly and without warning. She also helped out immensely during the war. She created a mobile X-ray unit that she used to diagnose and treat injuries on the battlefield and taught other women use it too. She also found two elements, polonium and radium and her work in the scientific field has formed our future in the science world. - Cadence H.
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It's said that Henry Ford changed how the world moves, as he changed the working society, changing automobiles for the better, and the work industry. It says he used Ransom E. Olds' idea of the assembly line and that helped his work industry. For the automobiles for the better, he focused on gas engines, gave it four wheels, and gave it a strong dirable steel from. Working society wise, he rased the hourly wage by five dollars for eight hours. He sold 15 million Model T´s using the assembly line between 1908 and 1927. That's a serious amount of money. - Trevor B.
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Eleanor Roosevelt changed the world for so many people, and she did it back in a time when it was hard to stand up for what you believed in. Roosevelt changed the world in so many different ways, she helped women get better jobs and more respect, she stood up for Civil Rights and refused to let anyone treat anybody different, just because they had a different skin color or gender or religion or anything. She helped to heal soldiers and tried to make their lives happier. She helped so many people and groups and inspired many, I hope that people start to remember her as more than a first lady. She was a very important figure in history, she was alive for both world wars and helped the soldiers in both of them. She fought her husband on sending Japanese people to camps, she knew that wasn’t the right thing to do. Eleanor was born in 1884 and lived until 1962. She lived through two World Wars and many presidents. Eleanor Roosevelt really should be put in the Virtual Museum, because she always stood up for what she thought and believed to be right, and she believed that nobody should ever be treated differently than everyone else, even if they had a different gender, religion, race, or even sexuality. Eleanor Roosevelt really was the first lady of the world. - Ella O-B.
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The Holocaust was a revolutionary event in history, which lasted from 1933, when Hitler first took the place of Chancellor of Germany, to 1945, when the Americans crossed the pond and the victims were liberated. This is one of the most tragic events in European history, hundreds of thousands of innocent people died solely based on their religious beliefs or sexual orientation. My hope is that we’ll continue to show our future generations tragic events like this that happened in the past, hundreds of years from now. It’s so important to teach and remember things like the Holocaust, and the Revolutionary War, and even smaller events that weren’t even wars, such as Columbine or the Sandy Hook Massacre. We need to keep these events in our textbooks in hopes to try and prevent history repeating itself. - Abbey S.
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NIkola Tesla was born in 1856. He was the man who adapted Ac electricity for everyday use, is credited with inventing the x-ray, and acquiring over 300 other patents in his lifetime. Though he was bit of a loner and could seem a bit crazy to the outside world, Tesla did have a few close friends such as Mark Twain. He was known for his brilliant demonstrations of his inventions. He was well kept and well liked. Tesla was an electrical engineer that made modern electricity possible and many other valuable inventions. Despite this large contributions to modern day, Tesla is rarely given the credit he deserves and is often glazed over by historians. That is why he is so important, it is crucial to remember and value those in the past for what they have done for the people of today. Nikola Tesla defied the odds and never stopped inventing, he deserves recognition and a spot in history. - Gabrielle H.
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If no one looked, how would we know what’s there? But luckily, Galileo did. He made unbelievable astronomical, and mathematical discoveries. As well as advancements in physics and science. Galileo became very interested in spyglass and made his own telescope to see into space. With it he discovered craters on the moon, sunspots, the phases of Venus, and the four moons of Jupiter. He made one of his most notable discoveries on the pendulum. He noticed that the steady motion of a pendulum could help with timekeeping because keeping track of time was rare when he was alive. In 1602 he determined that the arc of a swing doesn’t depend on how far back it is or how much strength is applied. He later built the first pendulum clock. But Galileo was convicted of heresy because his theories discoveries what the church believed, so he was put under house arrest in 1632 and died in 1642 still under house arrest. Galileo had a major positive impact in his life and still does in ours. - Michael G.
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Do not say you have never gotten angry. Do not say you have never been mad at someone. Anger is one of the human emotions that all people feel. Even way back in the 1800s, people got mad, sometimes even leading to the extreme of war (because war solves everything). On one particular occasion, four European countries got mad at how Napoleon Bonaparte used his power. They overthrew Napoleon and created a new congress.
The Congress’s job was to decide who would get the land, which the other European countries desperately wanted. They met in Vienna for one year, collaborated for a year on territorial issues, and dealt with one another for a year until decisions were made. They referred to this congress later as the Congress of Vienna. It helped to develop the European community maintain peace. When the Congress enforced its final act in the June of 1815, peace was at hand. That same peace continued for another ten years before war broke out.
The Congress had completed its intended job, and done so with efficiency. After the Congress’s last act the Congress broke up. It kept Europe alive while it was in it darkest days. It brought all of the other countries in Europe to a consensus. It allowed problems to get solved. If the Congress of Vienna had never convened, Europe’s history would be a lot different. Napoleon would have had a longer streak. The Congress of Vienna was Europe’s turning point in history. - Brenndan T.
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