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Golda was born May 3, 1898, in Kiev, Russia. Her original name was Golda Mabovitch. She switched to Golda Meyerson in 1917, and then finally to Golda Meir. Since she was Jewish and most of Russia wasn't, her family was treated badly. Five siblings of Golda's died because of their mistreatment. Sometimes her dad even had to board up the house from terrorists. At age 8 she moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, hoping for a better life. At age 14 her mom told her to get married. To escape marriage she moved to Denver, Colorado to live with her sister Sheya. During her stay she began learning about Zionism.
In 1913 she attended North Division High School, graduating in 1915. During her stay she joined a group called “Labor Zionist Youth Movement,” which supports labor of young women. In 1917, she married Morris Meyerson. She was a committed Labor Zionist and he was a dedicated socialist. Together, they left their jobs to join a kibbutz in Palestine in 1921.
In 1949 she was the fourth Prime Minister of Israel. Her job allowed her to be one of 24 signatories signing the Israeli Declaration of Independence. During her job she worked to bring peace with the Arabs, a war started between Arabia and Israel for the fourth time. To prove how much she wanted the peace,she once quoted “We will have peace when the Arabs love their children more than they hate us.”
Golda Meir lived to the age of 80. She got cancer in Jerusalem and died the same year on the 8th of December. Her burial at Mount Herzl was 4 days later.
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The lessons I’ve learned from Nelson Mandela are:
1. All men are created equal.
2. Keep trying for what you believe in.
Nelson Mandela was president of South Africa. He was president from 1994 through 1999. Nelson Mandela was part of the ANC. (The African National Congress). The ANC was against Apartheid, where blacks were not being treated the same as the whites. The ANC was outlawed in 1960 by the government of South Africa. Nelson Mandela was part of an armed struggle against the government. He was captured and sent to prison from 1964 to 1990 or 26 years. For 26 years he stayed with his dream and never gave up.
After he was released from prison he tried talking more with the South African government to give blacks equal rights. In 1991 the South African government disbanded Apartheid and then they started moving towards equal rights for black people and white people.
In 1994 everyone could vote and run for South African president, and sure enough, Nelson Mandela ran for president and won. That is how he became the first black president of South Africa.
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The lesson I learned from Charlemagne was that if you do something good, you will be rewarded. Charlemagne meant Charles the Great.
Charlemagne lived during the Middle Ages. Back then, people were poor and not very well educated. During this time, the Catholic Church was very powerful. Charlemagne’s dad, Pepin, passed away in 771 A.D. and Charlemagne had to take over the Frankish empire. Charlemagne wanted to help all the people so he encouraged learning. And he made a better money system so trading was easier. He made counts, which are like governors, to help lead different parts of his empire. He had some people check on the counts to make sure they were doing well.
Charlemagne led many wars for land. He kept increasing his empire until it included France, Germany, Spain and Italy. Since the Catholic Church was very powerful, Charlemagne helped them by defending the Pope. And in return, Pope Leo III made Charlemagne the emperor of the new Holy Roman Empire.
When Charlemagne died in 814 A.D., his empire was broken up into different parts. It stayed that way for a long time.
Citations: "The Frankish Empire” World History for Kids, 19 April 2009 <http://kidspast.com/world-history/0200-frankish-empire.php >.
“Charlemagne for Kids - an early king of France” Kidipedia, April 2009 <http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/medieval/history/earlymiddle/charlemagne.htm>
He was born on October 2nd 1869. He was both a political and spiritual leader in India. Gandhi's lesson is that everyone should have the same rights. He believed in truth and nonviolence. He made nationwide campaigns for easing poverty, for expanding women's rights, for increasing economic self-reliance, but most of all for achieving the independence of India from foreign domination. Another war he healed soldiers in was the Boer war.
In 1922 he lead Indians in the Non-Cooperation movement and protested against a British-imposed salt-tax. Once India wanted to be split into two separate countries, but Gandhi refused any plan that would cause India to lose it's freedom.
In 1906 he was leader of some Indians who were allowed to help heal British soldiers in a war against Zulus, South Africa. The war started because Zulus killed two British officers. India was rejected from joining World War II on the British side. The British did not like the thought of using Indians in the war.
On 30-1-1948 Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated during his nightly walk in the grounds of the Birla house. The assassin was a man named Nathuram Godse, a Hindu radical who had links to someone who held Gandhi responsible for weakening India. Mahatma Gandhi left his principles; truth, simplicity, nonviolence, and faith.
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