history 10 :: biographical essay subjects

SELECTING A SUBJECT FOR YOUR BIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY

Select an American citizen who lived between 1877 and the present day, and played an important role in some aspect of our past: culture, politics, sports, music, letters, entertainment, technology, environment, civil rights, etc.

If you are unsure about an appropriate subject for your biographical essay, please consult with the instructor.

You MUST get the instructor's approval for your selection. Duplicate subjects will not be allowed.

THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN SELECTED

Category Subject Author
Crime Al CAPONE Tyler McPheron
Jeffrey DAHMER Natalie Delapp
Charles MANSON Kelcey Omodt
Culture Chimamanda Ngozi ADICHIE Chisom Nnoka
Louis ARMSTRONG Josh Malone
Lucille BALL Emily Brown
Charles BUKOWSKI Griffin Hough
Louis CK Dustin Gibson
Charlie CHAPLIN Logan Jones
Marilyn MONROE Cecilia Chavez
Kanye WEST Antonio Joseph
Stevie WONDER Chayse Hudson
Economy Henry FORD Edgar Ramirez
Henry FRICK Bridget Sutton
Donald TRUMP Olivia Larrabee
Environment John Wesley POWELL Chad Dursteler
Military John BASILONE Adrian Moreno-Vaca
George PATTON Marlena Moreno
Politics Harvey MILK Jacob Riggins
Alice PAUL Melissa Jerez
Franklin Delano ROOSEVELT Jovi Campos
Teddy ROOSEVELT Mackenzie Neves
Harry S. TRUMAN Kayla Wilkerson
Woodrow WILSON Jaycee Dahl
Science & Technology Neil ARMSTRONG Thomas Ratana
Thomas EDISON Evan Mabie
Amelia EARHART Regine Sosa
Albert EINSTEIN Richard Hulse
Martin HELLMAN Michael Brian Mallan
Robert NOYCE Jenn North
Bill NYE Adam Scarbrough
Nikola TESLA Dylan Hall
WRIGHT Brothers Amreena Khan
Society Ed BOON/ESRB Blain Graves
Cesar CHAVEZ Ana CARRILLO
W.E.B. DUBOIS Jackie Ibarra
Henrietta LACKS Thomas VanHorn
Jim JONES Kevin Gomes
Sports Muhammad ALI Leng Vang
Joe LOUIS Yang Dao
Jesse OWENS Ben Benson
Steve PREFONTAINE Rojelio Silva
Jackie ROBINSON David Mason

 

TIMELINE/IMPORTANT DATES

# Date  
Subject selection and annotated list of sources mon, oct 5 view
Subject, annotated list of sources, thesis statement, and outline wed, nov 4 view
First draft wed, nov 25 view
Final essay wed, dec 9 view