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The Wright Brothers:
The Fathers of Aviation

Matthew Jackson
US History 2 F
Mr. Kirkland
May 10, 2012


Everyday millions of people fly in an airplane but no one person knows who is responsible. The ones who are responsible are the Wright Brothers. On December 17, 1903 the Wright Brothers did the unthinkable, invented the airplane (Wright-Brothers.Org). The airplane is still widely used today and every day. As a result of the invention of the airplane the Wright Brothers forever changed aviation history. The Brothers invented the airplane, officially started the “air race,” and created new technology.

The Wright Brothers were the ones who invented the airplane. The airplane has made huge advantages in the things that we do every day. Everyday people have a package that we miraculously transport to some other persons house. The way that we do this is by shipping, which took a long time 150 years ago mostly by train or car, mostly by an airplane. We have to thank the Wright Brothers for the ease of being able to ship things all across the world in a quarter of the time it would take without the airplane. Also they made it easier to travel wherever we want. Before we had to take a train or go by car which took days to weeks to travel to another state. Now, thanks to the invention of the airplane, we could fly across the country in 6 hours, which is so much easier than it used to be before. The airplane not only aided everyday people but also the armed forces. It aided the armed forces in fighting wars, they could attack from above. Just imagine not being able to attack from and having to fight on the ground, it is very tough. When you attack form above you get to see the whole battle field and not just 100 feet in front of you. It also allows you to survey the land before hand so you can accurately plan your battle. That is a huge advantage when it is a life or death situation such as war, which is...
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