Pick a historical figure from US History whose life you find inspirational and/or interesting and
Your historical figure must have lived during the time period covered in this course (roughly
from the early 1600s to 1877). Your historical figure must have played an important role in US
history. You may find a list of names below to give you an idea.
What counts as an “important role in American history?” That’s up to you. Part of the essay will
be explaining why you think your person’s contributions to history should be considered
important. 1. Part 1 will be a short biography of your historical figure. Where were they born? Where
did they go? What did they do? Tell the life story of your person. You should title this
section “Biography of (insert name of your person here)”