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Influence of polish people on US history


rc89pl  
24 Apr 2007 /  #1
I have to write an essay/power point presentation about influence of polish people on us history from 1800 until 2007. I wanted to write about Kosciuszko and Pulaski but they appeared in US history before that date.

Topics I'm going to include there are: Politics, Religion, Artists(theater, cinema, music) and..?
I want to write about Zbigniew Brzezinski and Karol Wojtyla for sure. Who else suppose to be included in my presentation.

Anybody can help me? Who else I should include there?

It's a shame for me that I wrote everything above in english in this forum. though i saw u use only this language here:) i'm 9 months in usa already.

Dzieki! :)
Patrycja19 63 | 2,699  
24 Apr 2007 /  #2
Henryk Gorecki?

opps, he might not have influence on us history but is famous composer..

:)

newadvent.org/cathen/12204c.htm

some helpful reading :)
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
24 Apr 2007 /  #3
influence of polish people on us history from 1800 until 2007.

Polish-American or real Poles too ? If the second one then for sure Wałęsa and the whole Solidarity - Yanks like that stuff. Maybe Paderewski, he was for some time in America I think. There were also some Poles in the civil war.
Pawelek - | 11  
24 Apr 2007 /  #4
Two other people who come to mind are Marie Curie and Frederic Chopin. Each had huge, worldwide, influences in their own field.
erg  
24 Apr 2007 /  #5
culture.pl/en/culture/artykuly/os_modrzejewska_helena
I am searching for more.

Author of "Quo Vadis?"
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henryk_Sienkiewicz

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zbigniew_Brzezinski

And again:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helena_Modrzejewska

You can also contact them:
orchardlakeschools.com

Or here: pilsudski.org
OP rc89pl  
24 Apr 2007 /  #6
Polish-American or real Poles too ?

I would rather prefer people who are best known for Americans. I know they can be familar with Golota(but 53 seconds last time dismiss him for me).

Paderewski would be OK.

How about writing an explanation of the first years of Baseball in USA? I heard that first Poles in USA brought a new sport there, called Palant and after few years Irish people changed few rules and called it baseball. I would be so happy to see my classmates faces who cheer Red Sox's team and think that this REAL american sport is best one here, after hearing the REAL story about their favorite game.

Walesa is a Nobilist and really important guy for Poland. Though his influence on US history was rather little. I don't think many people could remember him(anyway-even my history teacher doesn't even know who Kosciuszko and Pulaski are...)

thanks for many helpful answers ;)
Rafał
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
24 Apr 2007 /  #7
Walesa is a Nobilist and really important guy for Poland. Though his influence on US history was rather little.

You may always show It the way that he helped to win the cold war, democracy and all the bla bla.
Shawn_H  
24 Apr 2007 /  #8
1832 - A Polish railway engineer, Aleksander Bielaski, comes to US and help construct the Illinois Central Railroad. He also became a friend of Abraham Lincoln and was to die in the Civil War

1836 - Poles participate in the fight for Texas independence with Sam Houston [Learn More]

1848 - Father Gaspar Matoga was the first Polish priest to be ordained in the USA. -Source

More & Source:

freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~atpc/polonia/usa/plam-history.html

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