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Did You Know These Famous People Were Homeschooled?

Mathemeticians and Scientists: Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Albert Einstein, Michael Faraday, Florence Nightingale, Orville and Wilbur Wright, Albert Schweitzer

US Presidents: John Adams, John Quincy Adams, James Garfield, Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, George Washington

Sportspeople: Bethany Hamilton (Surfer), Venus and Serena Williams (Tennis players), Simone Biles (Gymnast), Tim Tebow (Baseball player)

Actors: Emma Watson, Charlie Chaplin, Whoopi Goldberg

Writers: Hans Christian Anderson, Agatha Christie, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens,Alex Haley, C.S. Lewis, Beatrix Potter, George Bernard Shaw, Laura Ingalls Wilder

Business Entrepreneurs: Andrew Carnegie (wealthy steel industrialist), Soichiro Honda (Creator of the Honda car company), Peter Kindersley (publisher), Ray Kroc (Founder of McDonalds fast food restaurants), John Pullitzer (Pulitzer Prize), Colonel Sanders (KFC Founder)

Others: Ansel Adams (Photographer), John James Audubon (ornithologist and artist), Clara Barton (Started the Red Cross), George Rogers Clark (Explorer), Davy Crockett (Frontiersman), Sam Houston (Lawyer), Charles Evans Hughes (Judge), John Stuart Mill (Economist)

Student Behind the Books

All these people are just a few examples of adults who were homeschooled as children and who went on to excel in their careers. Some of them have had a huge impact upon their communities, societies and even future generations. Maybe one day your child (children) could be added to this list....

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