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By Matt Van Pelt. Steve Prefontaine and Abraham Lincoln. Pre’s Childhood. Was born in Coos Bay, Oregon Was too small for football so decided to run. Parents were middle class people. Accomplishments. Went to the 1972 Olympics in Munich. Fought the AAU.

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By matt van pelt

By Matt Van Pelt

Steve Prefontaine andAbraham Lincoln


Pre s childhood

Pre’s Childhood

  • Was born in Coos Bay, Oregon

  • Was too small for football so decided to run.

  • Parents were middle class people.


Accomplishments

Accomplishments

  • Went to the 1972 Olympics in Munich.

  • Fought the AAU.

  • Best runner of his time and at one time held every American distance record.


Effect on history

Effect on History

  • Inspired people to be the best they can be.

  • Helped make it so pro athletes could compete in the Olympics which would change how the United States compete in the Olympics forever.


Abe s childhood

Abe’s Childhood

  • Was born in a one-room home.

  • Abraham’s mother died when he was very young.

  • Abraham educated himself by reading books.


Accomplishments1

Accomplishments

  • Helped to abolish slavery.

  • Helped the United States through the Civil War.

  • Was assassinated because of what he did for the country.


Effect on history1

Effect on History

  • Made it so every African American was free which was one of the greatest things ever done in history.

  • Kept the United States together.


Who had more of an effect on history

Who had more of an effect on history?

  • Abraham Lincoln had by far a more significant effect on history.

  • Prefontaine had a huge impact on running.

  • Prefontaine also fought the AAU which made it so that Olympic athletes could be paid.

  • Abraham Lincoln however was probably the greatest president we have ever had.

  • He kept the country together.


Similarties

Similarties

  • They were great leaders.

  • They inspire people to this day.

  • They both were not the most talented but worked the hardest and did the most possible with their talent.


Works cited

Works Cited

  • Abraham Lincoln Research Site. “AN OVERVIEW OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN’S LIFE.” Abraham Lincoln Research Site. N.p., 29 Dec. 1996. Web. 28 Nov. 2009. <http://home.att.net/‌~rjnorton/‌Lincoln77.html>.

  • Ames Lab, and Ameslab. “Abraham Lincoln .” Ames Lab. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Nov. 2009. <http://sc94.ameslab.gov/‌TOUR/‌alincoln.html>.

  • Abraham Lincoln Research Site. “Abraham Lincoln’s Assassination.” Abraham Lincoln Research Site. N.p., 29 Dec. 1996. Web. 28 Nov. 2009. <http://home.att.net/‌~rjnorton/‌Lincoln77.html>.

  • GoDucks. “Steve Prefontaine Bio & Pix.” GoDucks.com. N.p., 18 Dec. 2003. Web. 23 Nov. 2009. <http://www.goducks.com/‌ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=500&ATCLID=30594>.http://www.justrunners.com/pre%27s_legacy.htm

  • Just Runners. “Steve Prefontaine Quotes.” JustRunners.com. N.p., 2009. Web. 23 Nov. 2009. <http://www.justrunners.com/‌pre%27s_legacy.htm>.

  • Hopple, John "Steve Prefontaine Biography." Steve Prefontaine Biography. 14 Feb. 2007 EzineArticles.com. 23 Nov. 2009 <http://ezinearticles.com/?Steve-­Prefontaine-­Biography&id=454744>.

  • "Steve Prefontaine." 2009. Biography.com. 23 Nov 2009, 09:14 http://www.biography.com/articles/Steve-Prefontaine-224908.

  • The Final Sprint. “Fire on the Track: The Steve Prefontaine Story.” The Final Sprint. N.p., 7 May 2007. Web. 23 Nov. 2009. <http://www.thefinalsprint.com/‌2007/‌05/‌fire-on-the-track-the-steve-prefontaine-story/>.


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