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United Farm Workers of America
a union for agricultural laborers, primarily in California. Labor union that was founded by Cesar Chavez whose aim was to help farm laborers.
a labor union formed in 1966 to seek higher wages and better working conditions for Mexican-American farm workers in California
a day set aside for environmental education, celebrated annually on April 22
vice president under Eisenhower and 37th President of the United States; resigned after the Watergate scandal in 1974 (1913-1994)
the 37th U.S. president, is best remembered as the only president ever to resign from office. stepped down in 1974, halfway through his second term, rather than face impeachment over his efforts to cover up illegal activities by members of his administration in the Watergate scandal. A former Republican congressman and U.S. senator from California, he served two terms as vice president under Dwight Eisenhower (1890-1969) in the 1950s. In 1960, lost his bid for the presidency in a close race with Democrat John F. Kennedy (1917-63). He ran for the White House again in 1968 and won. As president, achievements included forging diplomatic ties with China and the Soviet Union, and withdrawing U.S. troops from an unpopular war in Vietnam. However, involvement in Watergate tarnished his legacy and deepened American cynicism about government.
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
formed in 1960 to organize peaceful disobedience to segregation laws throughout the American south. Played key roles in organizing the Freedom Rides in 1961 and the famous March on Washington two years later
an organization formed in 1960 to coordinate sin-ins and other protests and to give young blacks a larger role in the civil rights movement
was an American politician and businessman who was a five-term United States Senator from Arizona (1953-65, 1969-87) and the Republican Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 1964 election.
Republican Senator from Arizona in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Lost the presidential election of 1964 to Johnson
an environmental science book by Rachel Carson. The book was published on 27 September 1962 and it documented the detrimental effects on the environment of the indiscriminate use of pesticides.
This is a 1962 novel written by Rachel Carson that helped launch the environmentalism movement.
Environmental Protection Agency
was established in December 1970 under United States President Richard Nixon. an agency of the United States federal government whose mission is to protect human and environmental health.
a federal agency established in 1970 for the regulation of water and air pollution, toxic waste, pesticides, and radiation
Southern Christian Leadership Conference
an African-American civil rights organization. closely associated with its first president, Martin Luther King Jr, had a large role in the American Civil Rights Movement.
This is a Civil Rights organization that was instrumental in the 60s Civil Rights Movement. Martin Luther King was its first president and it is rooted in nonviolent civil disobedience
an organization formed in 1957 by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and other leaders to work for civil rights through nonviolent means
was an American labor leader and civil rights activist who, with Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association (later the United Farm Workers union, UFW) in 1962.
dedicated his life to improving the treatment, pay and working conditions for farm workers. He knew all too well the hardships farm workers faced.
He was the founder of the National Farm Workers' Association, seeking better working conditions and equal rights for his union members. Like Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., he used non-violent protest tactics to win advances for his members.
anti-Vietnam War movement
The movement against U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War began small-among peace activists and leftist intellectuals on college campuses-but gained national prominence in 1965, after the United States began bombing North Vietnam in earnest. Anti-war marches and other protests, such as the ones organized by Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), attracted a widening base of support over the next three years, peaking in early 1968 after the successful Tet Offensive by North Vietnamese troops proved that war's end was nowhere in sight
.is a social movement, usually in opposition to a particular nation's decision to start or carry on an armed conflict, unconditional of a maybe-existing just cause. The term can also refer to pacifism, which is the opposition to all use of military force during conflicts.
Her 1962 book "Silent Spring" is credited with helping to start the environmental movement of the 1960's and 70's.
was an American marine biologist and conservationist whose book Silent Spring and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement.
The National Organization for Women
an American feminist organization founded in 1966. The organization consists of 550 chapters in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.
an organization founded in 1966 to pursue feminist goals, such as better childcare facilities, improved educational opportunities, and an end to job discrimination.
This is an American feminist group founded in 1966 that seeks to advance women to equal standing with men.
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