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Abraham Lincoln FAMOUS LEADERS Was the 16th President of the United States. He led his country through the American Civil War and helped to end slavery. He was killed by a man (1865) who was upset that he wanted Voting rights for black people. Vladimir Lenin FAMOUS LEADERS Was the leader of a revolution to change Russia. He became the first Head of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). He died in 1924 Emmeline Pankhurst FAMOUS LEADERS fought for women’s rights and helped to set up the Womens Social and Political Union. This was an Advocacy organisation for women, based on action not words. In 1918 women over 30 were given the right to vote. Mahatma Gandhi FAMOUS LEADERS Was the Leader of the India Independence Movement. He got people to disobey the Government and to be peaceful in their protests. He inspired many others in the struggle for freedom. He was killed in 1948. Adolf Hitler FAMOUS LEADERS Was the leader of the Nazi Party and became ruler of Germany from 1933 to 1945. They invaded Poland in 1939 which led to World War 2. In the war they killed 17 million people, including 6 million Jews – this was called the ‘holocaust’ Winston Churchill FAMOUS LEADERS was the Prime Minister on 2 occasions, the 1st time was during the 2nd World War. He led Britain to victory over Germany and was known for his great speeches. He was involved in politics for 50 years and died in 1965. Ernesto ‘che’ Guevera FAMOUS LEADERS Was a ‘freedom fighter’ who believed that money & selfishness made people poor. He was a leader in the fight for a new Government in Cuba. He died after helping people in Bolivia to fight for freedom in 1967. Martin Luther King Jr. Was a Minister and the FAMOUS LEADERS Leader of the Civil Rights Movement. He worked to end racial discrimination using peaceful means (inspired by Gandhi) and was awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize. He is famous for his ‘I have a dream’ speech and led marches for the right to vote, which became law in 1965. He was killed in 1968. FAMOUS LEADERS John F Kennedy became the 35th President in 1962. He wanted people to be ‘active citizens’. He led America during the Cuban Missile crisis, which nearly led to War and he began work to end racial discrimination. He was killed in 1963. Margaret Thatcher FAMOUS LEADERS was the leader of the Conservative Party and then the 1st woman Prime Minister, from 1979 to 1990. She led the UK during the Falklands War and the Miners Strike. She was known as the ‘iron lady’. FAMOUS LEADERS Nelson Mandela was a leader of the ‘anti-apartheid’ movement in South Africa. This led to him spending 27 years in jail. Not long after his release (1994) he became the 1st President to be elected in full elections. He has received many awards, including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. The Dalai Lama FAMOUS LEADERS Tenzin Gyatso is the 14th Dalai Lama. He is the head of the Tibetan Government and the spiritual leader of Buddhism. He has been a leader since he was 15 years old in 1950. He has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Bill Clinton FAMOUS LEADERS Was the 42nd President of the US and served twice between 1993 and 2001. He was a very Popular President who helped make America richer than ever. Since he left politics he set a Foundation to help with world wide issues such as HIV & AIDS. He is well known for public speaking and was inspired by John F Kennedy and Martin Luther King.
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