7. America First by Lindbergh

7. America First by Lindbergh - Charles Lindbergh, America...

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Charles Lindbergh, “America First” (1941) Charles Lindbergh was a son of a lawyer and a Congressman. As a child, he showed much mechanical ability. He studied engineering in his university and had much passion for airplanes and aviation. Later, he enlisted for the US Army and was trained as an Army pilot. He was the first pilot to make a solo, direct flight across the Atlantic Ocean. His nicknames are “Lone Eagle” and “Lucky Lindy”. Lindbergh’s first child was kidnapped with nothing left behind but a ransom note. After the ransom was paid, the child was found dead. Congress passed the “Lindbergh Law” making kidnapping a federal offence. He also developed the artificial heart when he was in Europe. When he returned to the United States he joined the America First Committee that opposed voluntary American entry to WWII. Lindberg was a spokesperson for the committee and some considered him a traitor. Lindbergh made his point by acknowledging that the country was on the verge of
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