Amelia Earhart

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Amelia Earhart is a legend in America for flying the airplane. She had a passion for planes that went beyond a hobby. Other than flying she also wrote a few books and developed a fashion trend of flight clothes. She had many accomplishments in her life time from going to college to being the first women to solo over the Atlantic. Amelia Earhart is known in the American perception as one of the world's most famous aviators. Amelia remains an icon of the power and perseverance of American women, and the adventurous spirit so essential to the American persona. Amelia Earhart was born in Atchison, Kansas on July 24th, 1897 to Edwin and Amy Earhart. Amelia learned to read at age five and started building stuff with her hands around seven. Starting in the first grade she attended the College Preparatory School in Atchison. Her family moved to Minnesota during 1913-1914 where she went to St. Paul Central High School. Amelia was more in control of her own destiny there. Although she saw her first airplane at age ten with her father at a fair it was a decade later when her first ride in an airplane was given by Frank Hawks at a stunt-flying exhibition. Amelia married George Putnam in 1931 and kept her maiden name as part of her aviation carrier. They made a successful partnership because he wrote books of her success and she designed a line of flight luggage and sports clothes. Before her flying career peaked she was a social worker and a nurse in the army. Thereafter, Earhart bought and named a plane "Canary," and used it to set her first women's record by rising to an altitude of 14,000 feet in 1922. Amelia opened up a whole new opportunity for women in America as she began to break and set new records. In June of 1928 she set a r... ... middle of paper ... ...etter she wrote her husband before she left was a phrase to go down in history, “Please know I am quite aware of the hazards," she said. "I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.” These are the words of an outstanding and amazingly courageous woman in history. Works Cited Amelia Earhart Pioneering Woman Aviator, Lost on Flight over the Pacific. 24 May 2010. 1 August 2010 . Biography of Amelia Earhart. 1 August 2010 . Earhart, Family of Amelia. Amelia Earhart The Official Website Biography. 3 June 2010. 1 August 2010 . J.Ellen. Amelia Earhart. 1 Auguest 2010 .

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