No one would guess from the simple beginnings of his birth in the year 1930 that Neil Armstrong would go on to become a national icon. In 1969, Neil Armstrong changed humanity’s view of the possible and the impossible. Armstrong’s footsteps on the surface of the moon and the proclamation “That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” awakened the belief that the impossible could indeed become possible. While Traveling across a vast setting, and becoming a national hero, Neil Armstrong remained as humble as the farmhouse into which he had been born. Armstrong’s life greatly resembles one of an epic hero’s. Neil Armstrong traveled over a vast setting. His voyage began in Wapakoneta, Ohio. In 1947 Neil joined the Navy, until eventually, in 1949, he was summoned to fight in the Korean War. All of this prepared him to complete his legacy. During Armstrong’s eight-day journey he managed to travel over three different settings. Apollo 11 launched from Cape Canaveral on July 16, 1969. Armstrong set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969. While Armstrong was on the moon, his presence was also in almost every person's living room. 600 million people were watching his every move from 239,000 miles away. Just before dawn, Apollo 11 splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on July 24. As epic …show more content…
He has won many awards, because of his contributions to society. Armstrong was America’s frontrunner in the Space Race. He became a symbol of American achievement after the race was won. The Space Race stimulated many advancements in technology. This is partially because the United States wanted to be the first country to set foot on the moon. Another reason for this that many people believed they could accomplish the impossible, because Neil Armstrong could. Armstrong’s contributions caused many other people to contribute even more to society. Neil Armstrong is recognized as a national hero just like many other epic
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Charles Lindbergh and Christopher Columbus had amazing accomplishments. Such as Columbus’ voyage to the new world and Charles Lindbergh’s flight. Charles Lindbergh’s voyage began May 20th, 1927. At 25 years old, Lindbergh wished to enter a contest in which he would fly solo from New York and Paris for a 25,000 dollar prize, at first he didn't think he would succeed, however, he didn't give up! When he arrived he was almost a hero to the large crowd that awaited him.
As always, he uses his public speaking skills to unify the country under his cause and persuade them to put efforts in so the Country gets a man on the moon. His dreams end up coming true even though he never got to see it. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong, an American, is the first man to ever take a step on the moon. Due to his early on efforts, he gave the county the needed push to beat the Soviets and give our country a confidence
I agree that his accidental discovery ultimately led to the massacre of countless Natives. Although, he might be considered a hero for 'discovering ' the New World. However, there were several who came before him and inhabited the land, such as the Natives. Thus, the impossibility of discovering something that had already been in place. For this reason, I would not consider Columbus a hero.
Christopher Columbus has been viewed as both a positive historical hero and someone who was selfish and brought harm and misfortune to the Indians to benefit the white men. When flipping through a history textbook or sitting through a high school history course Columbus is viewed as a hero who embarked on many expeditions that helped others as well as brought people together with an abundance of goods. God, glory, gold, government, and geography motivated Columbus on his voyages. Columbus discovered land that he believed to be the Indies, which is what led him to identifying the natives as Indians. The people Columbus met were welcoming to Columbus and his men although they didn’t have the spices that were originally expected and needed.
Christopher Columbus was not a hero, and hurt more than he helped. Although his voyages helped pave the way for more discoveries, Columbus could have went about much more respectfully and he could have been more considerate of the Native Americans already living in lands he “explored.” Therefore, I find Columbus to be a
One major example is George Washington. George Washington is known as "the father of our country". No other historical figure had a more central role during the American Revolution and the early national period. Even after his death, Washington remained the leading symbol of American nationalism. He is a hero because of his great achievements during his presidency and war despite his struggles.
Most people would agree that Lance Armstrong had a charmed and successful life. He chose to be a professional cyclist at a young age. He became the United States amateur national cycling champion in 1976. He competed in races all over the world, winning many medals and performing exceptionally well for someone of his age.
Almost everybody has heard of Christopher Columbus, but do you know that he tried to sail for 15 years. Christopher Columbus found new land, was a good navigator, and never gave up. Here are some reasons why Columbus should be considered a hero. The first reason that Christopher Columbus was a hero is because he found new land.
“Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand.” Neil Armstrong answered his own quote by becoming the first person to land the moon and help advance space exploration. For this reason, Neil Armstrong is the most influential person of all time. He is influential for many reasons, some being how machines for space exploration are built, also because of his many achievements and accomplishments, and for how his life story. Neil Armstrong has become a very influential person because he made a big difference to how machines are built for space exploration.
Many people believe that Andrew Carnegie was a hero. I disagree, I believe that he was not a hero but a robber baron. Throughout every aspect of his life including his personal life, business approach, and his philanthropy show that he was not a hero. He has done many wrong and unjust things in these parts of his life they prove that he was not heroic. Not only is he not heroic
The 1960’s were a period of social turmoil. The cold war had been brewing and was a contest of nationalistic interests between the US and Soviet Union to compete for militaristic, economic, social, and technological might. As the cold war culminated and became increasingly competitive, the United States and Soviets competed in the phenomenon called the Space Race, a competition between the two countries for supremacy in the frontier that is space. Although the Soviets reached space itself before the Americans, The United States took the advantage by landing the first people on the moon using the Apollo 11 spacecraft. The Apollo 11 moon landing influenced American nationalism in the late 1960s and early 70s by inciting a positive public reaction
On July 20th, 1969, the Apollo 11 with astronaut Neil Armstrong and his crew, guided by thousands of NASA technicians, supposedly landed on the surface of the moon. It was certainly one of the most extraordinary events accomplished by mankind up to that date. Neil Armstrong’s first words upon stepping on the moon surface will always be remembered “ A small step for mankind, a giant leap for humanity”. Ever since then, this achievement has been a matter of discussion by several groups that either believed or disbelieved this.
Neil A. Armstrong “That 's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” The ever so famous Neil A. Armstrong mesmerised americans with those words along with created history. This man was the first person on the moon, he went on the Apollo 11 along with Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael collins, though only Buzz and Neil went on the moon. Neil A. Armstrong is a hero because of his braveness, inspirational and adventurous spirit.
Ever since he was little Blake grew up reading books, watching movies and TV shows about going to space and astronauts. When he was still a kid he played with his favorite toys that that was his astronaut action figure and his spaceship. When he went to high school he took all the right classes to go to college to become an astronaut. Blake was really focused on school so he could try to get into a good college, so he could achieve his dream of going to space. After the four hard years of dedication and hard work he finally made it through the first step of his dream.