As you study United States history, you will meet and travel the paths of many people. But just who are these people? How did they come to have such lasting effects upon our world? This book is about the not so famous people and the seemingly small events that inspired the people we know in history. In recognizing these events and these lesser known characters, perhaps we can recognize just who it is that inspires us. In doing this, maybe we can even realize that something we do or say could inspired others.