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- Martin Luther King
- John Glenn
- Jack Ruby
- Dwight Eisenhower
- Carl Bernstein
- a 34th U.S. President. 1953-1961. Republican United States general who supervised the invasion of Normandy, Casablanca and the defeat of Nazi Germany,
- b Killed Lee Harvey Oswald on live tv November 24, 1963(Night Club Owner)
- c 1962: first American to orbit the Earth, made three orbits
- d Washington Post reporter who dug up Watergate (Bob Woodward's co-worker)
- e U.S. Baptist minister and civil rights leader. A noted orator, he opposed discrimination against blacks by organizing nonviolent resistance and peaceful mass demonstrations. He was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. Nobel Peace Prize (1964)
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- 1950s and 60s; communist leader of North Vietnam; used geurilla warfare to fight anti-comunist, American-funded attacks under the Truman Doctrine; brilliant strategy drew out war and made it unwinnable and he guided Vietnam through warfare to emerge as a Communist Nation.
- Communist dictator of the Soviet Union, Bolshevik revolutionary, head of the Soviet Communists after 1924, and dictator of the Soviet Union from 1928 to 1953. He led the Soviet Union with an iron fist, using Five-Year Plans to increase industrial production and terror to crush opposition
- The main negotiator of the peace treaty with the North Vietnamese; secretary of state during Nixon's presidency (1970s).
Awarded 1973 Nobel Peace Prize for helping to end Vietnam War and withdrawing American forces. Heavily involved in South American politics as National Security Advisor and Secretary of State. Condoned covert tactics to prevent communism and facism from spreading throughout South America.,
- He was a civil rights advocate who spurred a riot at the University of Mississippi. The riot was caused by angry whites who did not want Meredith to register at the university. The result was forced government action, showing that segregation was no longer government policy.
- American doctor who invented the polio vaccine in 1953. Polio crippled and killed millions worldwide, and the successful vaccine virtually eliminated the scourage.
5 True/False Questions
Fidel Castro → Communist leader of Cuba, Cuban socialist leader who overthrew dictator Batista in 1959 and established a Marxist socialist state in Cuba
Harry Truman → 33rd President of the United States. Led the U.S. to victory in WWII making the ultimate decision to use atomic weapons for the first time. Shaped U.S. foreign policy regarding the Soviet Union after the war., Became president when FDR died; gave the order to drop the atomic bomb
John F. Kennedy → He was a Democrat who ran for president in 1968 promoting civil rights and other equality based ideals. He was ultimately assassinated in 1968, leaving Nixon to take the presidency but instilling hope in many Americans.
Robert Kennedy → 1960; Democrat President; Cold War: Bay of Pigs, Cuban Missile Crisis; established the Peace Corps, domestic program called the "New Frontier," promoted civil rights, major supporter of the space program; assassintated by Lee Harvey Oswald in 1963
Sirhan Sirhan → 1968 and 1972; Republican; Vietnam: advocated "Vietnamization" (replace US troops with Vietnamese), but also bombed Cambodia/Laos, created a "credibility gap," Paris Peace Accords ended direct US involvement; economy-took US off gold standard (currency valued by strength of economy); created the Environmental Protection Agency, was president during first moon landing; SALT I and new policy of detente between US and Soviet Union; Watergate scandal: became first and only president to resign