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US History: Final Exam People
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I ran for president in 1964 on the Republican ticket but lost to Lyndon Johnson.
I was the leader of Cuba during the Cuban Missle Crisis. The U.S. tried to overthrow me.
I was the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations that showed Ariel photographs to the world that Russia had placed missiles in Cuba.
I ran for president in 1960 on the Republican ticket but lost to John Kennedy. Some say I lost do to my physical appearance in televised debates.
Martin Luther King Jr.
I am famous for giving my "I have a dream" speech. I was also a famous civil rights leader.
I was the wife of John Kennedy. I was 31 years old when I became First Lady.
I was a Dallas police officer that was killed by Lee Harvey Oswald.
I was the Republican vice-president candidate for Barry Goldwater in the 1964 election.
I was the Attorney General of the United States that sent U.S. marshals to the University of Mississippi. My brother was also a famous president.
I was an American astronaut that circled the Earth 3 times in February 1962.
I was the governor of Texas that was riding with John Kennedy in his limousine when Kennedy was assassinated.
I became the vice-president of the United States in 1960. I became president of the United States when Presdient Kennedy was assassinated.
In 1962, I became a the first black to enroll at the University of Mississippi causing riots to break out.
I became vice-president of the United States in 1964 when my running mate, Lyndon Johnson, was elected president.
John F. Kennedy
I am a democrat that was elected president of the United States in 1960. My years in office were filled with great turmoil.
I was a nightclub owner that shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald.
I was the leader of Russia during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
I was the governor of Alabama during which National Guard troops were used to integrate the University of Alabama.
I was a Russian cosmonaut that became the first man to be sent into space in 1961.
Lee Harvey Oswald
I assassinated President John Kennedy.
I was the person who refused to give up my seat to a white man in a bus in Alabama.
James Earl Ray
I shot and killed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
I was a professor at Harvard University that said LSD could raise a person to a higher level of consciousness.
I assassinated Robert Kennedy at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles in 1968.
I was the vice-president of Richard Nixon. I was the governor of Maryland. I was elected in 1969.
I was the vice-presidential democratic nominee for president in the 1968 election.
I was employed at the Rand Corporation where I helped the government do a study on the U.S.'s involvement in Indo-China from 1945-1969.
I was a psychiatrist whose office was broken into by a group of men looking to steal information about a government employee.
Leader of the Soviet Union (Russia) beginning in 1985.
Senator from South Carolina that headed a committee to investigate Watergate.
Man elected president of the United States in 1980 and 1984.
Leader of Egypt in 1978 who signed a peace agreement with Israel.
Woman appointed as Secretary of Transportation by Ronald Reagan.
National Security Advisor involved in the Iran-Contra Scandal.
Man elected president of the United States in 1968 and 1972.
Man who took over the government of Iran during the Revolution of 1979.
Sandra Day O'Connor
First woman ever appointed to the Supreme Court.
First woman to ever be elected a Vice-Presidential Candidate (in 1984).
Man who covered the Watergate scandal for the Washington Post.
Man elected president of the U.S. in 1976.
Colonel in the U.S. Army that was connected with the Iran-Contra Scandal.
Overthrown leader of Iran who came to the U.S. for cancer treatments.
Prime Minister of Israel in 1978 who signed a peace agreement with Egypt.
Democratic Presidential candidate in the election of 1984.
Man that took over the U.S. presidency following the resignation of President Nixon.
Democratic Presidential candidate in the election of 1972.
The vice-president for Ronald Reagan.
Woman appointed as United Nations Ambassador by Ronald Reagan.
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