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Nelson Mandela

  • Titanic Crash

    Titanic Crash
    The titanic was a massive passenger line containing 2,224 people, that crashed into a massive iceberg. more than 1,500 died from the crash. It carried some of the wealthiest people in the world, and other immigrants seeking a new life in NA. The titanic was equipped with a countless amount of safety features, but in the end there just weren't enough lifeboats to get everyone off the boat. The crash led to many improvements in boat safety. (history.com)
  • Birth

    Birth
    Rolihlahla Mandela was born in South Africa in the village of Mvesco on July 7, 1918. his mom was Nonqaphi Nosekeni, and his father was Nkosi Mphakanyiswa. His name was eventually changed to Nelson. (biography.com)
  • His Dad died when he was only 9

    His Dad died when he was only 9
    Nelsons father was destined to become chief, and he served as counselor for a number of years. but then he lost all of his power due to an argument with the magistrate. This forced Mandela to move to a small village called Qunu, there his family lived in huts and ate local harvest. Then when Mandela was 9 years old, his father died of lung disease. This caused his life to change dramatically. (biography.com)
  • Adopted by Chief Jongintaba Dalindyebo

    Adopted by Chief Jongintaba Dalindyebo
    After his fathers sudden death Nelson Mandela was adopted by Chief Jongintaba Dalindyebo. this was mostly because because Mandela's father put in a good word about Jongintaba, which was a big reason that he became chief. He then traveled to Mqhekezweni to live in the chiefs royal palace. Mandela quickly adapted to his new "royal" way of living, and he was given the same status and responsibility as the chiefs 2 other children. (Meer 39)
  • The Great Depression

    The Great Depression
    "The Great Depression was the deepest and longest lasting economic downturn in the history of the Western industrialized world." It began after the stock market crash of October 1929, this sent Wall Street into panic mode and millions of investors were wiped out. 13 to 15 millions Americans were unemployed when the depression reached its max in 1933. And the economy didn't fully recover until after 1939. (history.com)
  • World War II

    World War II
    World War 2 was a worldwide war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. All of the nations formed 2 opposing military groups, the Allies and the Axis. It involved over 100 million people from 30 different countries. And out of those 100 million people about 60 million of them died. He war ended in Asia in 1945, with the Allies coming out victorious. (history.com)
  • Co-founded African National youth league

    Co-founded African National youth league
    The african youth league was a anti-apartheid movement. made up of a small group of young africans. their goal was to derive strength from millions of rural peasants and working people. (Beck 63)
  • Joined ANC National executive

    Joined ANC National executive
    in the late 1940's Mandela joined the National Executive. they held many nonviolent protests, strikes, and boycotts. by the 1950's this group gained many followers, but this group also became a target for police harassment. And in 1956 many of the leaders were arrested, not Mandela though. (Meer 210)
  • Korean war

    Korean war
    The Korean war started when North Korea invaded South Korea. The U.S sided with South Korea, and China sided with North Korea. The war went back and forth with both nations on the verge of losing. Korea was divided into 2 completely different nations, and the fighting ended in July 1953, when an armistice was signed. The armistice created the Korean demilitarized Zone, to separate North and South Korea. (history.com)
  • Founded the Umkhonto we sizwe

    Founded the Umkhonto we sizwe
    After many years of non-violent protest, Mandela thought it was time for a change. he formed the Umkhonto we Sizwe as a armed group willing to do anything possible to end apartheid. In 1961 Mandela orchestrated a strike that lasted 3 straight days. Blood was shed but a big step was taken in solving the apartheid problem. (Beck 87)
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    Mandelas Imprisonment

    immediately following the attacks from the Umkhonto we Sizwe, Mandela was thrown in jail on Robben island. During his time in Jail, he got tuberculosis and received the worst treatment out of all the prisoners. Because he was black. However an upside to this was he earned a bachelor degree through a program in London. (Meer 273)
  • First man on the Moon

    First man on the Moon
    When John F. Kennedy proclaimed that the U.S was going to put a man on the moon before the decade was over, people were confused and shocked at the same time. But 8 years after that was said Apollo 11 took off, heading for the moon, and its spot in history. aboard were 3 brave pilots Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins. When news came in that they landed safely, everyone in the U.S exploded. this proved that even the impossible can be achieved. (Nasa.gov)
  • Won the Nobel Peace Prize

    Won the Nobel Peace Prize
    The 1993 Noble peace prize was awarded to Nelson Mandela and his friend and colleague Frederik Willem de Klerk. They were both awarded this "for their work for the peaceful termination of the apartheid regime, and for laying the foundation for a new democratic South Africa". In Mandela's speech he pretty much said to not let all of his work go to waste and to keep his legacy alive. (nobelprize.org)
  • Became the First Black President of South Africa

    Became the First Black President of South Africa
    In South Africa's First multi-racial election, the African National Congress won 62% of the votes. Which sent Mandela to office. Mandela becoming president really put the cherry on the top of a very successful life. During his presidency, he led negotiations to end apartheid for good. And brought about a peaceful transition to nonracial democracy. (britannica.com)
  • Terrorist attacks of 9/11

    Terrorist attacks of 9/11
    On September 11th, 2001 2 airplanes crashed into the world trade centers. These attacks were coordinated by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda. The terrorist's aboard the plane, took over the controls and rode it straight into the twin towers. The damage was outstanding, causing 3,000 deaths and 6,000+ injuries. A year and 3 trillion dollars later, the damage was finally cleaned up. Airplane security has increased substantially following these attacks. (history.com)
  • Death

    Death
    Mandela died on December 5th, 2013 at the impressive age of 95, after suffering from a prolonged respiratory infection. (biography.com)