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Transcript of Amelia Earheart
Amelia was born on July 24, 1897 in her grandparents house in Atchison, Kansas
Amelia Earheart was very smart and took classes at Columbia as well as Harvard but ended up dropping out after not receiving a scholarship
In 1921, another pioneer female aviator taught Amelia how to fly charging $1 per minute in the air
Amelia bought her very first plane for $2000 within 6 months of learning how to fly despite what her teacher told her
Amelia was also a nurse's aide, a telephone operator, tutor, and social worker
The First Lady
The first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt was so inspired by Earheart's story that she signed up for flying lessons with her
Amelia was the first women to get a pilot's license from the National Aeronautic Association in 1923
Earhart eventually became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic as a passenger (1928) and then solo (1932) and non-stop from coast to coast (1932) as a pilot
In Amelia's attempt to fly across the world, her plane went missing. The U.S. government spent $4 million looking for her