Presentation on theme: "People Who Made A Difference"— Presentation transcript:
1 People Who Made A Difference Created by Gina Kisner and Janet StanleySOL 3.11b
2 The following people made contributions that still affect us today The following people made contributions that still affect us today! Read and think about the clues and information on each page to help you decide who the famous American is!
3 Who am I?I used peaceful means to improve the living and working conditions for farm workers in the southwest region of the United States? I was a Mexican American.
5 Who am I?I was an African-American minister who worked to gain equal rights for all people in the United States. I used peaceful ways to show that all people should be treated fairly. I wrote and presented a speech called, “I have a dream…” that explained why all people should have rights.
7 Who am I?I believed that all people should be treated fairly. I was sitting on a public bus in Alabama and was asked to give up my seat to another person. I refused. I felt that I had the same right to sit in that seat as the other person. I worked very hard to change laws so that all people would have equal rights.
17 Who am I?I discovered electricity a long time ago. Being careful, I stood in a thunderstorm holding a key tied to a kite. I proved that electricity was found in lightning. I loved reading books. I also started the first library and the first volunteer fire department in North America.
21 Who am I?I was born in Virginia and later became the first President of the United States of America. I established a republican (representative) form of government. I helped establish the basic principles of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for our new nation. I am known as the Father of our Country.
29 Who am I?I became the first African-American baseball player in the major leagues. Because of my talents and beliefs in equal rights for all, I helped bring about new opportunities for other African Americans.
31 Who am I?I helped bring about positive changes in our country. I was a lawyer who defended people at a time when not all people were treated fairly, or had equal rights. Because of all my hard work, I became the first African-American Justice of the United States Supreme Court.