Amelia Earhart Personality

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Amelia Earhart, who was an American pilot, is still currently one of the most notable female fliers today even after a devastating mishap that cause her body to never be found (Amelia Earhart Biography). She, Amelia, had a challenging childhood that caused others to see her differently, but she still grew up to achieve many things. Amelia Earhart lived, in the early 1900’s, a childhood most children did not experience. She was born on July 24, 1897 in Atchison, Kansas at her grandparents house. Their father, Edwin, was an alcoholic, and had a hard time keeping a job to provide for his family. Because of this, both Amelia and her younger sister were raised in their grandparents house, an upper-class family, until Amelia was around 10 years old. Amy, Amelia's mother, did not want her children to be raised around a man that would not have a good effect on them. Amelia and her sister moved around from house to house for most of their childhoods. Amelia's last move was to Chicago with her mother and younger sister. There, they roomed with friends of the family (Amelia Earhart In Chicago, Amelia attended Hyde Park High School and graduated in 1915. A few years after graduation, Amelia went to visit her sister in Toronto, Canada. While in Toronto, Amelia saw many wounded soldiers coming home from World War I. “So, during the last year of the first World War, Amelia worked as a nurses’ aide at the Spadina Military Hospital” (Garst, 38). It was soon after that, Edwin
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