Winston Churchill

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Born:November 30, 1874
Death:January 24, 1965
90 years old

Important Events and Ideas

  • He was the Prime Minister of the UK
  • After the outbreak of the Second World War, Churchill was again appointed First Lord of the Admiralty
  • He was Prime Minister from 1940-1945 and again from 1951-1955

"Did you know..." Factoids

  • He is widely regarded as one of the great wartime leaders
  • While in the militiary, Churchill fought mostly in India
  • His state funeral(which was granted to him by the queen at his death) saw one of the largest assemblies of statesmen in the world
  • His original last name was Spencer(Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, like his father, used the surname Churchill in public life, as did others in his long family tree)

"I wonder...." Questions

  • I wonder if he was good friends with the the president of the USA?
  • I wonder if he had any friends in India(possibly supporters of Churchills forces) (native to India)?
  • I wonder why some in his extended family and himself changed their name from Spencer to Churchill?‚Äč

What I think about this person

  • I think he was a great person because so much was going on during his lfe and he did so much about it. He could have cared less and said he din't care. But he stepped up!
  • I think it was great how he saw how bad war was by being in it. So he tried to stop it and take control as a leader.

Connections

  • John McCain-they both served in wars before becoming political leaders
  • Clementine Churchill- his wife
  • Abe Lincoln-they both took charge at critical points in history
  • Etc.

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