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1 Ryan Dorrycott

2 Why Jackie Robinson is the most influential personality is US historyWhy Jackie Robinson is the most influential personality is US history Early Life Military Career Negro Leagues Minor Leagues Breaking the Barrier Major Leagues Post Baseball Career Quotes Key Terms Multiple Choice

3 Why Jackie Robinson is the most influential personality is US history  Affected most categories of social studies  Overcame tragedy  First black baseball player  Fought for his rights  robinson-changes-the-face-of- america#integration-of-ole-miss robinson-changes-the-face-of- america#integration-of-ole-miss

4 Early Life  Born to sharecroppers  Moved to California  Grew up in poverty and joined a gang  Exclusion from activities  Influenced into sports in high school  Tennis was favorite sport at time  Brother died

5  Accepted into UCLA  Received varsity letters for 4 sports  Baseball was worst sport  World War II started Early Life

6 Military Career  Drafted into army in 1942  Put in segregated tank battalion  Back of bus incident  Charged with multiple offenses  Missed war because of court time  Discharged

7 Negro Leagues  Accepted contract for Kansas City Monarchs  Paid $400 a month  Selected to 1945 Negro League all-star game  Went to Red Sox tryout  Branch Rickey signed him for $700 a month for minor leagues

8 Minor Leagues  Struggled with racial discrimination  Wasn’t allowed to stay with the team  Made his debut for Montreal Royals  Called to major leagues six days before start of 1947 season

9 Breaking the Barrier  April 15, 1947  Racial tension still existed  Pee Wee Reese- "You can hate a man for many reasons. Color is not one of them.“

10 Major Leagues  Broke almost 60 years of segregation in baseball  MVP in 1949  Won rookie of the year trophy  Won 1955 World Series  Number retired throughout MLB

11 Quotes  “There's not an American in this country free until every one of us is free.”  “I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me... All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.”  “Life is not a spectator sport. If you're going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion you're wasting your life.”

12 Multiple Choice  1. A key moment that changed Jackie Robinson’s life when he was in the military was… A. Getting shot in battle B. Leading his tank battalion to victory C. Getting picked on in an all-white battalion D. The back of the bus incident E. None of the above

13 Multiple Choice  What team finally decided to give Jackie Robinson a chance to play in the MLB? A. New York Yankees B. Los Angeles Angels C. Brooklyn Dodgers D. Kansas City Royals E. New York Mets

14 Multiple Choice  Which of the following amazing achievements did Jackie Robinson complete? A. MVP of NL B. Rookie of the year C. Hall of Fame D. Number retired throughout baseball E. All of the above

15 Multiple Choice  Jackie Robinson contributed all of the catogories of social studies SIGNIFICANTLY besides… A. Technological B. Cultural C. Social D. Political E. None of the above

16 Multiple Choice  Jackie Robinson is the most influential personality in the history of the US because A. Affected most categories of social studies B. Overcame tragedy C. First black baseball player D. Fought for his rights E. All of the above

17 Post-Baseball Career  Diagnosed with diabetes  Elected into hall of fame  Got into politics  Avid anti-drug supporter  Died October 27, 1972

18 Key Terms  Color Barrier- A theoretical barrier that stopped African Americans from joining MLB  Pee Wee Reese- Teammate of Jackie who supported him always  Negro Leagues- Where Jackie’s friend first got him into pro baseball  761 Black Panther Battalion- All black military battalion Jackie was placed in


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