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APUSH Test 11 People

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Arthur Vandenberg
supported Truman Doctrine to stop communism; Rep. Senator who in 1947 advised Truman to "Scare hell" out of Am. public to get support for expensive military and economic assistance to Greece and Turkey
Edward Stettinius
1940 Chairman of US Steel Corp, appointed to Natl Defense Advisory Comm. to coordinate industry mobilization; coordinated Lend-lease; 1944 Secr. of State; attended Yalta with FDR; 1945 leader of Am delegation to UN
Daniel Ken Inouye
US Senator from Hawaii; Asian who was an injured hero in WWII
Dean Rusk
1949 Under Secr. of State for Truman, supported Chiang's Natl Chinese gov't on Taiwan, moved US focus to Japan for a Pacific ally; 1960 "unassertive" Secr. of State for Kennedy and later for "inexperienced" LBJ
Walter Reuther
1940s labor leader (United Automobile Workers)
Phillip Murray
1940s labor leader (Steel Workers Organizing Committee)
George Meany
president of AFL-CIO in 1955 when they merged
John Gunther
journalist and author who wrote InInside Europe in 1936; Inside Asian in 1939, Inside USA in 1947
John Connally
Republican President Nixon's Democrat Secr. of Treasury; in 1971 improved balance of trade by devaluing the dollar and charing a 10% surtax on all imports
Leonard Bernstein
conductor and composer; 1943 NY Philharmonic; 1944 "Fancy Free"; 1945 "On the Town" (song "New York, New York"); 1950 "Peter Pan; 1957 "West Side Story"
Eugene McCarthy
Dem. from Minn., challenged LBJ for presidential nomination in 1968, intellectual, Catholic, opposed to Vietnam War, appealed to youth, lost om. to Humphrey
Allen B. Shepard
First American in space (1961) and the 5th astronaut on the moon in 1971
Neil Armstrong
astronaut, 1st to step on moon, 1969
Edward Brooke
1st black U.S. Senator in 1966 since Reconstruction, (Mass)
Louise Munoz Marin
Puerto Rican statesman who served as governor from 19512-1964, advocated independence
H.R. "Bob" Haldeman
Nixon White House Chief of Staff and closest aide; convicted in Watergate coverup of 1972
Janis Joplin
White blues singer from Corpus Christi who started in Austin and died of drug overdose in 1970
Bing Crosby
singer (1920's), actor in "Road to Singapore" (1940) and "Going My Way" (1944)
Humphrey Bogart
post WWII movie star, portrayed hero with no special training and no resources except his hard inner core; glorified the right of creative professional to discard society
Frank Sinatra
sung for Harry James' band in 1939 'ole Blue Eyes'
Jimi Hendrix
popular American guitar player/performed at Woodstock festival; died in accident in 1970
Elvis Presley
early rock performer; his country and Rhythm + blue style proved controversial, sun "hound Dog"
Rap Brown
replaced Carmichael as leader of Student Nonviolent Coordinating Comm., told blacks he advocated violence
Eldridge Cleaver
preached the doctrine of Black Power in 1960's, wrote "Soul On Ice"
Pearl Bailey
popular black performer of 1960's starred in black version of "Hello Dolly!" with Cab Calloway
Jessamyn West
author of Friendly Persuasion (1945) which described Quaker life in 1800's
Charles Stengel
'Casey', NY Yankees manager from 1949-1960; won 7 World SEries
Willie Mays
black baseball hall-of-famer, payed for New York Mets from 1950s to 1972
Maureen Connelly
1st woman to win the Grand Slam of tennis at age 19
Martha Graham
ballet choreographer from 1920s to 1940s "Appalachian Spring"
Woody Allen
actor, direction and write of films during the 70's and 80's; films usually in black and white
Marilyn Monroe
actress (?) and sex symbol, married to playwright Arthur Miller and committed suicide in early 1960s
George Bush
CIA director during the 1970's
Vernom Jordan
American civil rights leader who wanted to register black voters, headed National Urban League in 70's
Ralph Nader
lawyer and consumer advocated, author of "UNsafe at Any Speed" about automobile safety problems
Gloria Steinam
author and proponent of feminism since 1960's former editor and founder of Ms. magazine
Eliot Richardson
nixon's U.S. Attorney General; would not fire Special Prosecutor Cox in Watergate investigation, Nixon demanded R. resignation in Sat. Night Massacre
George Steinbrenner
owner of NY Yankees baseball team; often hated
Billie Jean King
top-ranked women's tennis player of late 60's and 1970's
Muhammad Ali
Olympic and world champion boxer who avoided the Vietnam draft due his status as Muslim minister
Helen Keller
blind, dear woman; spokesman for rights of handicapped
Baker v. Carr
supreme Court decision by the Warren Court that said that all election districts must provide equal representation for voters (one man one vote)
Rachel Carson
wrote "Silent Spring", a book that pointed out the dangers of using the pesticide DDt and which launched the modern environmental movement
Betty Freidan
wrote'The Feminine Mystique", a book that argued that many women could not have fulfilling lives in limited to a traditional role in the home, thus helping launch the modern feminist movement
Malcom X
Black Muslim assassinated by other militant blacks
Robert Kennedy
a senator who mobilized anti-war sentiment within the Democratic Party by becoming contender for the 1968 presidential nomination
Charles de Gaulle
President of France; took France out of of NATO
Archibald Cox
fired in the "Saturday Night Massacre" of Watergate
Richard M. Nixon
first came into national prominence as an ambition red-cathcer in connection with the Hiss case
John Lennon
assassinated rock star
Lyndon B. Johnson
responsible for the Gulf of Tonkin "blank check"
Gerald Ford
only U.S> president elected by Congress
Henry Kissinger
Nixon's advisor on national security, later Secr. of State
George Wallace
third party presidential candidate from the Deep South
Earl Warren
Chief Justice who became a social activist on behalf of civil rights
Barry Goldwater
Republican presidential candidate in 1964
Warren Burger
conservative Supreme Court Chief Justice appointed by Nixon
Hubert Humphrey
Johnson's heir apparent (Democratic presidential nomination)
William Fulbright
chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, a forum for critics o the Vietnam War
Martin Luter King, Jr.
college-educated black who played aprominent role on organizing the MOntgomery bus boycott