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Dwight David Eisenhower – 34th president of America

Dwight David Eisenhower – 34th president of America

Dwight David Eisenhower – 34th president of America

Dwight David Eisenhower was an American statesman and military leader, US army General (1944) and the 34th president of the United States (January 20, 1953 – January 20, 1961). His two terms in office were a time of peace and prosperity. Eisenhower was the only postwar president who received more positive than negative ratings for his entire time in office.
Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890 in Denison, Texas. He was the third of the seven sons. Eisenhower was called Ike from an early age.
In 1915 Dwight graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York. In 1916 he married Mamie Geneva Doud. They had two sons.
During World War I Eisenhower commanded a tank training center. After the war he served in the United States, the Panama Canal Zone, Europe, and the Philippines.
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt – 32nd president of America

Franklin Delano Roosevelt – 32nd president of America

Franklin Delano Roosevelt – 32nd president of America

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the thirty-second president of the United States, who led the nation out of the Great Depression and later into World War II. Before he died, he established the United Nations. He was the only president elected to the office four times.
Franklin Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882 at Hyde Park, New York. He was the only child of James and Sara Delano Roosevelt. When Franklin was born, his father was 51 years old and his mother was 28.
At the age of 14 he went to Groton School. He studied in Harvard University where he was an editor of the Harvard newspaper.
Despite his mother’s opposition, Franklin married his cousin Eleanor on March 17, 1905. The couple had six children. In the same year he entered Columbia University Law School. He became a lawyer and entered a clerkship in the Wall Street firm of Carter, Ledyard and Milburn.
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Mao Zedong – Chinese Communist leader

Mao Zedong - Chinese Communist leader

Mao Zedong – Chinese Communist leader

Mao Zedong was a Chinese state and political figure of XX century, the main theoretician of Maoism. Having joined in his youth the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), in 1930s Zedong became the leader of the Communist areas in Jiangxi Province. After the Long March he managed to take the leading positions in the CCP. Mao ruled China from 1949 until 1976.
Mao Zedong was born on December 26, 1893 in the village of Shaoshan in southeastern China. He was the son of a prosperous farmer from the Hunan Province in central China.
Mao briefly served in the army during the Chinese Revolution (1911-12).
After school he worked as a library assistant at National Beijing University. There he became involved in the May Fourth Movement of 1919.
In July 1921 Mao was one of 12 men who formed the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in Shanghai. He started a communist revolution among peasants in the countryside.
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Samuel Adams – colonial leader

Samuel Adams - colonial leader

Samuel Adams – colonial leader


Samuel Adams was an American statesman and philosopher, politician and writer. He was a leader of the American Revolution. He stirred the colonists against British rule.
Samuel Adams was born on September 27, 1722 in Boston, Massachusetts. His father was a brewer. Adams operated his father’s malt house for some time. The second president of the United States, John Adams, was his cousin.
In 1740 Samuel graduated from Harvard College. Soon he entered local politics.
In 1749 he married Elizabeth Checkley. Adams’s wife died in 1757 and in 1764 he married Elizabeth Wells.
In the 1760s Adams led protests against the British. One of the first calls for the unification of the American colonies against the British was a circular letter written by Adams in 1768.
From 1765 to 1774 he served in the Massachusetts legislature.
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Jane Addams – peace activist

Jane Addams - peace activist

Jane Addams – peace activist

Jane Addams was an American social reformer and peace activist who devoted her life to helping the poor. She founded Hull House to serve needy immigrants in Chicago, Illinois.
Jane Addams was born on September 6, 1860, in Cedarville, Illinois. She was the eighth child in the family. Jane was just two when her mother died, so, the girl and her siblings were brought up by their father. Their father was an idealist and philanthropist, and a state senator of Illinois for 16 years.
In 1882 she graduated from Rockford Female Seminary and then went to Europe. In 1887 she visited Toynbee Hall in England. The reformers tried to improve the lives of workers exploited by the Industrial Revolution.
In 1889 Addams and Ellen Gates Starr rented a big house in Chicago, which was opened to immigrants. The women called their social settlement Hull House. They helped revolutionize social services for the poor and immigrants.
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Osama Bin Laden

Osama Bin Laden

Osama Bin Laden


Osama bin Laden was the Islamic fundamentalist leader and leader of the terrorist group Al Qaeda. He was a harsh critic of the United States and its policies.
Usama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden was born on March 10, 1957 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. His father, Mohammad bin Laden, was one of the country’s wealthiest business leaders. Osama had more than 50 brothers and sisters. At the age of 17 he married a Syrian girl. She was to be the first of several wives.
In 1979 he earned a degree in civil engineering from King Abdul-Aziz University.
In 1979 the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. Bin Laden, like many other Muslims, rose to join the jihad declared against the attackers.
In 1988 he and the Egyptians founded Al Qaeda (The Base). Their goal was to protect the religion of Islam and Muslim people. Later Al Qaeda became known as a radical Islamic group.
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Sitting Bull – Indian chief

Sitting Bull – Indian chief

Sitting Bull – Indian chief

Sitting Bull was a chief of an Indian tribe Hunkpapa, who tried to keep U.S. settlers from taking over Indian lands. He is known for his role in the battle of the Little Bighorn. His name in his native Dakota language sounds like Tatanka Iyotake, Bison, sitting on the ground.
Sitting Bull was born in 1831 near the Grand River. As a boy he was called Slow (Hunkeshni). Subsequently, Sitting Bull became a renowned warrior.
Outstanding Hunkpapa chief had a lot of followers among all the tribes of the Lakota. Since 1863 he fought against US troops. He led the Indian tribes, who opposed resettlement. When US Army General Henry Hastings Sibley attacked hunting Lakota in June 1863, Sitting Bull led the Lakota group to avenge the soldiers.
When another tribe of the Sioux, under the direction of leaders Red Cloud and Frantic Horse started a war against the construction of the railroad through their territory, Sitting Bull took part in it. Red Cloud War lasted from 1866 to 1868 years. Sitting Bull refused to join the peace agreement and continued attacks on the armed forces of the whites. His authority among all the tribes of the Sioux had increased, so a number of historians believe that during this period he was elected supreme leader of the Sioux.
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