Albert Einstein The Hero Essay

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“The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil; but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”-Albert Einstein. Einstein whole heartedly believed in the value of human life. His life and work showed that he strived to make the world a better place. Albert Einstein was a hero to all people in the twentieth century and beyond. Working to gain better rights for minorities, developing theories that changed the scientific community and humanitarian work to save lives and homes after the use of the atomic bomb helped solidify his role as a hero.
Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879, in Ulm, Württemberg, Germany (1). He was raised in a Jewish home in Germany along with his younger sister (2).
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Einstein soon began writing papers on his ideas and published four in 1905, which is now called his “miracle year” (13). All four of these papers affected the field of Physics (13). Albert Einstein was the first scientist to develop a unified Theory of Relativity even though many others had come up with the pieces of the life altering puzzle (Britannica School).
Einstein was heavily involved in projects focused on gaining rights for minorities. Albert became heavily involved in movements to increase African American civil-rights (Belanger 19). He used his fame to help anti-lynching campaigns attract more people with similar mind sets (Hayden 18). Einstein was a frequent participant at NAACP, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, meetings as well (Hayden 18). When the Princeton Hotel refused to let famous colored opera singer Marian Anderson stay at their hotel because of her race Albert invited her to stay at his home (Hayden 18). Einstein had a lifelong commitment to organization guided to reaching peace for all ( 18). When the atomic bomb was being developed, due to his history of membership in organizations that strived to gain peace, the United States government did not trust Einstein to be on the team ( 18). Even though he no longer believed in organized religion, Einstein and his new wife Elsa began working towards the development of an independent Israeli state

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