Amelia Earhart

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Amelia Earhart





("Amelia Earhart Riding In A Car During Her Ticker-Tape Parade")

In this picture, Amelia is saying goodbye to her husband, George Putnam, before take-off. George used his publishing skills to help Amelia become the famous icon she is today.

This is Amelia with her first plane. It was a small yellow one she named the Canary. She worked multiple jobs to earn the money to buy the Canary.

This is what the country saw after Amelia's falure to make it to Howland Island, which was her next stop on her trip around the world. Amelia and Noonan dissapeared over the Pacific Ocean, and search parties came back empty-handed.

This is Amelia with Fred Noonan. Fred Noonan was Amelia's Navigator during her trip around the world. He disappeared along with Amelia.

This is Amelia riding down the street during the huge parade thrown to welcome her back to New York after her trip across the Atlantic. Amelia is riding with the city's mayor, Jimmy Walker.

Amelia Earhart

20 Facts

1. Amelia was looked upon as a spokesperson for women aviators, after her flight across the atlantic. (1,2)2. Amelia was extremley daring and set records for women and men alike. She also enjoyed daredevil stunts, such as jumping off a metal tower with a parachute.(1,4)3. Amelia had many supporters and sponsors. When her plane was damaged during take-off, her supporters payed the 50,000 dollars to repair it. (1,5)4. At this time in history, men thought women could not fly because thier periods would make them go berserk in the cockpit. Amelia cheerily defied conventions and got away with it. (2,2)5. Amelia's legacy lives on, even after her disappearence. There are Earhart schools, scholarships, airports, parks, roads, bridges, statues, and plaques. People are still searching for answers on her disappearence. She is a huge role-model and won't be forgotten. (2,3)6. Men and women alike could not help but agree that Amelia was enormously likeable, charming, charismatic, intelligent, determined, and brave. She captured the respect and attention of the public. (2,4)7. Amelia was the first presedent of the Nintey-Nines International Organization of Women Pilots. (2,5)8. During the years before her disappearance, Earhart acted as a tireless advocate for commercial aviation and women's rights. (3,2)9. Earhart was born on July 24, 1897. She was the daughter of Edwin and Amy Otis Earhart. Her younger sister's name was Muriel. (3,3)10. Earhart's father was an alcholholist and a falure, which led to Amelia's dislike of alchohol and desire for financial security. (3,4)11. Before she flew, she worked as a volunteer nurse, file clerk, office assistant, photographer, truck driver, and social worker in a settlement house. (3,5)12. When Earhart was a child, she wanted to go on a rollercoaster, but her mom would not let her. She the proceeded to make her own using greased boards and a cart. (4,4)13. Flying upside down and performing other airplane stunts became a weekend hobby for Amelia after she bought her first plane. (4,5)14. Earhart was able to profit from her fame by expanding her circle of friends, including flying and joyriding planes and racecars with Eleanor Roosevelt. (5,3)15. Amelia loved flying because of the beauty, senery, and adrenaline involved. She also enjoyed representing women in a positive way. (5,4)16. "She flew the Vega in the first Women's Air Derby across the United States and came in third. In July 1930, she set a new speed record for women and in 1931 she made a tour of the United States in an autogiro, a forerunner of the helicopter, in which she set a altitude record." ("Amelia Earhart") (1,1)17. "There wasen't another women like her in the world. Women looked up to her; she opened the door for so many women at the time." (Puente) (2,2)18. "In the winter of 1920 Earhart saw her first air show and took her first airplane ride. As soon as we left the ground, I knew I had to fly, she said." ("Amelia Mary Earhart") (3,3)19. "Amelia believed her achievements had shown that women are equal to men in jobs which require intelligence, coordination, speed, coolness, and willpower." (Uthlaut) (4,4)20. "Amelia hired Neta Snook, the first woman instructor to graduate from the Curtiss School of Aviation, to teach her how to fly." ("Amelia Earhart") (5,5)


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