Friday, February 6, 2015

The Titanic, 9/11, and George Washington

The Titanic

The RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean. It happened at 8 A.M. on April 15, 1912. The boat’s nickname was “Unsinkable”. Everyone thought that it just couldn’t sink.  It only took three years to build.
They were so confident that it wouldn’t sink. They even didn’t add enough lifeboats for everyone on board. That was their worst mistake ever.
It sank by the boat hitting an iceberg right on it’s side. The collison hit the very bottom of the boat. The water eventually rose up. Everyone was in panic. They all rushed to the lifeboats. Little did the men know, they were letting kids and women go first.
The boat’s weight was 52,310 tons by itself. That’s a huge impact for a iceberg and a boat. It is told that if the captain were to change direction seconds sooner, they wouldn’t of crashed.
They received six warnings before hitting the iceberg. Yes you heard me right six. You may be thinking, “Why didn’t they listen?” I’ll answer that for you. They had one thought in mind. We’re unsinkable.
If you are wondering, “Hey Cj, what percent survived?”
I’ll tell you! Only 31.6% survived, sadly. More than half of that was children. It only took 160 minutes for the whole boat to sink. The temperature of the sea water was negative two degrees.
The boat is found 12,600 feet below the Atlantic Ocean. It is 18 meters in the sand bed. It took 74 years to find it.
9/11 was an attack on American soil. It was held in September on the eleventh day.
It was an Islamic group who launched the attack. What happened was that they launched planes in the twin towers. Over 3,000 people were killed during this attack. The attack was so big that they had other plans.
One of their other plans was hitting the Pentagon. They did so successfully. Another one of these plans was to hit the White House. They did not succeed with this plan though. The passengers on that plane stopped them. Bless their brave souls.
They fought four attackers. They broke the door down and stopped them. You may be wondering, “Cj, how did they break down the door?”
I’ll tell you! They used the plane attendants table. They keep ramming it into the door until it broke. It gave in, and they rushed in the cockpit.
This attack started a war. Our mission you ask? It was to kill Osama Bin Laden. Barack Obama announced him wanted.
He was tracked down and killed. Large scales of troops then left the war. I was in fifth grade when that happened. That war went on for ten years!
I was watching the news, then I saw it. They were talking about how he died. I yelled for my mom. She came in. We were both so happy. I went to school, and everyone was so happy.
Cody came in going, “We got him, we got him.”
I was said, “Cody, calm down.”
He didn't though.
George Washington
George was the first president of the USA. He was a chief during the Revolutionary War. He is one of the founding fathers of the United States.
He was born on February 22, 1732. That day was the day our leader, and the legend was born. When he grew up, he had no children. He weighed 174 pounds. He died December 14, 1799.
When he was done with the war, the people asked him to be president.
He said, “I wish not to be president, but a farmer.”
He went on with his life. Then, one day he accepted the job. He could’ve been a king but he chose to be a civilian.
He was a very good leader. He had a very strategic mind. He would always pump up his soldiers. He soldiers always followed him, and he followed them. In the British War, we were out gunned and out numbered. We had something they didn't have. We had George Washington.
He refused to let any war go down easy. With him and his men they would fight until the end.
In 1787 he answered us and took duty for our country. He was our president. Many people celebrated with joy. He was one of the best presidents we ever had. When he was done he went back to his life and was 100% a citizen. His wife became very ill. She eventually died.
This PPOW was a pain in the butt and hard. I hope Mr. Ross likes it a lot!

1 comment:

  1. I think this was a fantastic telling of Titanic, 9/11, and George Washington. But, I think you should have added a little more information on George Washington. Although you messed up in a few places I think your Memoir was still good.


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