Louisianna Senator who opposed FDR's New Deal and came up with a , "Share the Wealth" wants to give $5k to all families ,was later assasinated
Father Charles Coughlin
A critic of the New Deal; created the National Union for Social Justice; wanted a monetary inflation and the nationalization of the banking system
President from 1929 to 1933, called on businesses to help solve the situation rather than the government. Americans felt he did little to help them.
U.S. Secretary of Labor from 1933 to 1945, and the first woman ever appointed to the cabinet.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
President 1933-45, took us out of the depression and into WWII, the new deal
Wife of FDR who helped him monitor New Deal programs and became a strong voice for women and minorities
J. Robert Oppenheimer
Leader of Manhattan project
Brought law suit stating that his imprisonment in an internment camp was a violation of his civil rights
Leader of the Nazi Party and the Third Reich in Germany during World War II.
Italian fascist dictator during WWII
Republican senator, accused many prominent figures of being communists, played a prominent role in the red scare of the 1950's
Ethel & Julius Rosenberg
Activists in the American Communist Party who were executed as spies
Russian, communist dictator who ruled with fear; attempted to jump start industry with no concern for individuals
Communist leader of China; gained power through the Chinese civil war; defeated US backed Chiang Kai Shek
Leading US General in the Pacific Theater
American ambassador to the Soviet Union who proposed the policy of containment
Prime Minister of Great Britain during WWII
Republican presidential nominee in 1944 who failed in his effort to deny FDR a fourth term
J. Strom Thurmond
South Carolinian who was the presidential candidate of the States' Rights (Dixicrat) party in 1948.
Harry S. Truman
Became president when FDR died; gave the order to drop the atomic bomb
Leader of the beat generation; wrote On the Road- open approach to life
Refused to give up her seat to a white passenger. After she was jailed, the Montgomery bus boycott was organized.
Chief Justice on the Supreme Court from 1953 to 1969, presided over the Brown V. Board of Education case
Black girl who was refused enrollment in the closest school to her house because of segregation.
First African American to play in Major League Baseball
Communist leader of Cuba
Premier of Russia during Cold War
Ho Chi Minh
Communist leader of north vietnam
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Leader of the Allied forces in Europe then was elected to be Pres. of the USA
LBJ's vice president. won nomination; not presidency. Called for an end to segregation.
Wrote the feminine mystique
Convicted on the basis of a confession obtained without a lawyer; led to "Miranda Rights" today
JFK's brother and was assassinated before being able to finish his political race
Martin Luther King, Jr.
African-American civil rights leader
First african american student at university of Mississippi
Marine biologist and author of Silent Spring who exposed the harmful affects of pesticides
Consumer rights activist who in the 60s and 70s attacked corporate Americas unsafe products. Wrote book about the auto industry called Unsafe at Any Speed
Conservative Republican whose crushing defeat opened the way for the liberal Great Society programs
John F. Kennedy
President during Bay of Pigs, and Cuban Missile Crisis. Strong image icon. Creator of Civil Rights Act.
Lyndon B. Johnson
President after Kennedy. Creator of "Great Society". Got involved in Vietnam.
United States labor leader who organized farm workers
Supreme Court chief Justice considered a strict constitutionist
Anwar Sadat/Menachim Begin
Egyptian president who made peace with Israel. Former Prime Minister of Israel. Signed peace treaty with Anwar Sadat in 1979.
The main negotiator of the peace treaty with the North Vietnamese; secretary of state during Nixon's presidency
Republican, 37th president, reduced troops in Vietnam, normalized relations with China, Watergate
President 1974-77, Nixon's Vice president, only person not voted into the White House
President after Ford, president during a U.S. energy crisis and the Hostages in Iran, helped sign a treaty between Egypt and Israel.
Soviet statesman whose foreign policy brought an end to the Cold War and whose domestic policy introduced major reforms
US president contributed with ending the cold war; built up the us military
Sandra Day O'Connor
First female Supreme Court justice