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Matthew Henson-sam roeth

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Jefferson Middle

on 19 February 2013

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Matthew Henson
by Sam Roeth Matthew Henson was born on August 8,1866 to poor sharecropper parents.He was orphaned at a young age. Despite this he became the first African-American man to reach the North pole. Due to his character traits of commitment, bravery, and his love of being an explorer. Commitment He showed his commitment to reaching the North pole by not giving up. The first two adventures with fellow explorer, Peary in 1902 and 1906 both ended unfavorably. Team members died in 1902 and in 1906 stopped 174 miles from their goal. However his commitment was finally rewarded in 1909 when he finally made his goal. Bravery The second character trait is bravery. He showed this from childhood when he overcame his rough childhood. Later on he showed it again when he kept trying to reach the North Pole despite crew members dying and his friend Peary becoming ill on the last trip to the pole. Love of Exploring The last character trait that helped him was his love of exploring. From his time as a cabin boy at the age of 12 until his three trips to the North Pole, he loved exploring. Matthew Henson is a role model to others. He shows that if you keep trying one can accomplish anything. However, he also shows that you don't always get credit for what you do.
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