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Amelia Earhart

by Lauren

Amelia on one of her planes
Amelia on one of her planes

Did you know that Amelia Earhart at one point was the most famous woman in America? My hero is Amelia Mary Earhart. She was born on July 24, 1897 in Atchison, Kansas. She lived 39 years until she died. When she was little, she dreamed of flying. She even tried to do it herself a couple of times!

A hard thing for Amelia was that her first flight with two other men, Wilmer Stultz and Louis Gordon who were flying the plane, took 20 hours! Also, Amelia went through bad reports about her in the news. They said that she was just a puppet figure created by her publicist husband, George Putnam. Some major accomplishments for Amelia Earhart are that she broke many records over the years. Some were in women's and the ones that were in women's were mostly aviation records. Another accomplishment was that she was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean by herself. The days that she flew across the ocean were May 20-21, 1932. She also was the first person to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean. (Hawaii to California)The year was 1935, three years after she flew across the Atlantic by herself.

Three traits that I think describe Amelia Earhart are that she had determination because she was determined to fly across the oceans and do it alone. She also had dedication because she was dedicated to flying and the last one is courage. Amelia had courage because she was brave enough to fly across the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean by herself and that she knew that she might not make it through her last flight.

Amelia Earhart is a hero to me because she stood up for woman's rights, she did things that back then were thought of as things that only men could do, and because she was she was very courageous. Amelia Earhart is my hero.

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