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21.3 and 21.4
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the most influential Latino activist who fought for rights for farm laborers, who were among the most exploited workers in the nation
person who travels from farm to farm to pick fruits and vegetables
UFW--United Farm Workers
labor union of farm workers that used nonviolent tactics, including a workers' strike and a consumer boycott of table grapes
movement that focused on raising Mexican American consciousness
AIM--American Indian Movement
group that focused on helping Indians, including the securing of legal rights, land and self-government for Native Americans
Japanese American Citizens League
founded in 1929 to protect Japanese Americans' civil rights and worked for decades to receive government compensation for property lost by Japanese Americans intervened in camps during WWII
Ralph Nader; Unsafe at Any Speed
a lawyer who began to investigate whether flawed car designs led to increased traffic accidents and deaths
OSHA--Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Nixon's administration proposed this idea to mandate workplace safety regulations
an athletic camp for young people with disabilites
How did the rights movements of the 1960's and 1970s expand rights for diverse groups of Americans?
they were influenced by the growing civil rights movement and demanded better working conditions, salaries, and educational opportunities. They sought federal protection of their right to vote and campaigned to elect politicians who represented their interests
Who are Hispanics (Latinos)? What specific sub-group are called "Chicanos"?
Latinos are people whose family origins are in Spanish-speaking Latin America; Mexican Americans were known as Chicanos
How did the government make immigration for Latinos and Asians easier in the 1960s?
Passed the Immigration and Nationality act which increased quotas allowing more immigrants to enter the US
Why was it particularly important to Latino activists to gain political rights?
they wanted to elect politicians who would represent their interests
How and why was the Native American struggle for equality different from that of Latinos?
They were already in the US and put on reservations; held grudges against the US; Native Americans had treaties already but they weren't enforced and Latinos had to get laws to protect them
What were the goals of AIM?
At first AIM focused on helping Indians living in urban ghettos, then AIM was addressing civil rights issues particularly the securing of land, legal rights, and self-government for Native Americans
Do you think rights for people with disabilities would have been achieved earlier if FDR had openly shown his disability?
No, because as FDR feared they would view him, people saw the disabled as incapable and 'weak' in that time frame
she pointed out that human action were harming not only the environment but people themselves
poisonous byproducts of human activity
annual event of environmental activism and protest, begun in 1970
EPA--Environmental Protection Agency
government agency committed to cleaning up and protecting the environment
Clean Air Act
act passed in 1970 that lessened air pollution by limiting the emissions from factories and automobiles
Clean Water Act
1973 law that restricted the pollution of water by industry and agriculture
Endangered Species Act
act passed in 1973 to protect endangered plants and animals
climate change (global warming)-not in text-look online
a change and or regional climate patterns; a change apparent from the mid to late 20th century onwards and attributed largely to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by the use of fossil fuels
What forces gave rise to the environmental movement, and what impact did it have?
Silent Spring brought people's attention to what we are doing to the environment and the worst possible outcome will be. The Cuyahoga River in Cleveland caught on fire. Fire in London by a coal fire
How did Rachel Carson's concern about the pesticide DDT spark the environmental movement?
restricted a use of pesticides
How did the goals and tactics of the environmental movement compare with those of the women's movement?
both were fighting for a better way of life using protests
How did the incident at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant affect the building of other nuclear power plants?
the Nuclear power plant had a melt down; weren't allowed to build new nuclear power plants
What basic assumptions about the environment did opponents to environmental regulation have?
They believed that too much environmental regulation would hamper business and jobs by diverting funds to clean up the air and water; mostly industrialists or republicans didn't believe it was the human races' fault for global warming
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