The Wright Brothers invention of the airplane greatly assisted in the growth of our country due to the fact that it opened many doors for the improvement of transportation.
Wilbur and Orville Wright, also know as the Wright Brothers, were born into a family of seven people in the late 1860’s. After living normal childhoods, Wilbur went to college only to drop out and then go back for further studies in Greek
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Donald J. Sobal. The Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk. Chicago: Scholastic Paperbacks, 1989.
“Wilbur read about the death of a famous German glider pilot. The news led him to take an interest in flying. On May 30, 1899, he wrote to the Smithsonian Institution for information on aeronautical research and because the invention of the airplane was such a popular subject, the Institution quickly responded.”
Russell Freedman. The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane.
Chicago: Holiday House, 1994.