[2011] SimoneN (5th Grade, bdsclass 15, Default class): Winston Churchill

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[2011] SimoneN (5th Grade, bdsclass 15, Default class): Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Churchill was born on November 30th, 1874 in Oxfordshire, England. He attended Royal Military College from 1893 to 1895, and after he graduated became an army lieutenant under Queen Victoria. Churchill was a also prominent political leader in England. He became Prime Minister at the age of 65, and was still Prime Minister during World War II. Only a year after entering office, he met with US President Roosevelt to create the Atlantic Charter. Churchill was known for loving Havana cigars and holding up two fingers in a "V for Victory." In 1953, Churchill was knighted by Queen Elizabeth, who made him a knight of the Order of the Garter. He lived to 90 and was buried in St. Martin's Churchyard near where he was born.

Accomplishments

1874 - (Nov. 30) born1895 - Graduated Royal Military College1901 - Entered House of Commons1908 - (Sept. 12) Married Clementine Hozier1940 - Becomes Prime Minister1941 - Met with President Roosevelt1945 - Became leader of opposition1953 - Won Nobel prize in literature and knighted. 1955 - Retired as Prime Minister1963 - Made honorary citizen of US1964 - Retired from House of Commons1965 - (Jan. 24) dies in London

Churchill got many things done in his life. He was not only a politician, he was also a writer, painter, soldier, war reporter, historian, and biographer. But he said, "My most brilliant achievement was my ability to pursuade my wife to marry me."

Lasting Impact

Winston Churchill formed a friendship between the United States and England that has lasted ever since.

Citations

Thompson, Carol L. "Churchill, Sir Winston Leonard Spencer." World Book Advanced. World Book, 2014. Web. 28 Apr. 2014"We Shall Fight Them on the Beaches, and We Shall Never Surrender." YouTube. 16 Oct. 2010. Web. 02 May 2014."Winston Churchill Quotes." BrainyQuote. Xplore, n.d. Web. 30 Apr. 2014. .

Biography

Timeline

Winston Churchill

Quotes

"The price of greatness is responsibility."

"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has the chance to get its pants on."

"Never, never, never give up."

"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."

Churchill Touring London After the War:

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