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Discipline:
Social Studies
Subject:
American History
Grade:
5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12

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Hipeople

Henson was born on August 8, 1866 in Charles County, Maryland. He was orphaned at the age of 12. He ran away as a cabin boy on the ship Katie Hines

In 1913 President Taft made Henson clerk in the New York Customs House which he held until 1936. Henson earned a master's degree from Harvard University in the 1930's. In 1944 Matthew Henson received the Congressional Medal of Honor, a very prestigious award. Henson passed away on March 5, 1955 in New York City

All About ROBERT PEARY & MATTHEW HENSON

Robert Peary and Matthew Henson opened up the gateway to the North Pole. In 1909 they became the first people to make it to the North Pole. Robert Peary, who led many expeditions to the Pole and Greenland, chose Matthew Henson to be his assistant. Henson, an African-American, also opened up exploration for his race.

Peary was born on May 6, 1856 in Cresson, Pennsylvania. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1881 and was there until he retired.

BY: Skylar Germano


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