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USH TEKS Bios Set ONE
11th Grade USH Bio review (contains "including" and "such as" people from the 11th GR TEKS
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founder of Hull House - provided for the poor immigrants who had come to Chicago. She was involved in numerous organizations that promoted social reform involving the rights of children.
Susan B Anthony
Dedicated her life to the Women's Suffrage Movement - Along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton she founded the National American Women Suffrage Association and the American Equal Rights Association. She established the weekly publication "The Revolution" and used it to lobby for women's rights.
This native Texan is responsible for saving 8 soldiers during an intense battle in 1968. As a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient this Special Forces officer also was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions in Vietnam.
The Black Panthers
A radical group of the 1960's that advocated armed self-defense and a revolutionary agenda to immediately end black oppression. This group was drastically different then the nonviolent approach of MLK Jr.
Graduate of West Point, served under General Patton until he was selected by General Eisenhower to command the 1st US Army during the D-Day invasion. It was under his command that Paris was liberated and the Germans were turned back at the Battle of the Bulge.
William Jennings Bryan
A well known orator and politician of his time. He supported reforms such as the income tax, prohibition, and women's suffrage. He served as President Wilson's Secretary of State but then resigned over a disagreement concerning Germany. In 1925 he volunteered to prosecute biology teacher John Scopes for teaching evolution in Dayton, Tennessee.
One of the wealthiest men in the 20th century. His fortune grew with the railroad industry which was using the Bessemer Process for steel production. He justified his wealth with his "Gospel of Wealth" doctrine. He believed it was his duty to spread his wealth and improve the conditions of the poor who wanted to work hard.
Organized migrant farm workers union to defend Hispanic migrant workers. His experiences with discrimination led him toward nonviolent protest and organizations the help the plight of the migrant worker. Along with Dolores Huerta he organized the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee.
Governor of Arkansas, elected 42nd President of the US in 1992. His second term in office was marked by impeachment proceedings against him. One of the charges against him was perjury. He was acquitted of all charges. This was not the first time the impeachment proceedings against a president had occurred. A. Johnson was impeached in 1868.
First Lady of the United States, Senator of New York State, President Obama's Secretary of State.
Critically Acclaimed defense attorney who defended the Socialist Eugene V. Debbs against charges in the Pullman strikes. He also defended John Scopes for teaching evolution in his high school biology class. The Scopes trial pitted the two most famous attorneys of the time against each other.
Alexis de Tocqueville
French political thinker and historian who traveled throughout the U.S. He examined the political and social nature of the U.S. and later authored "Democracy in America" in which he described the exceptionalism that he saw in America.
Named President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Hawaii after Queen Liliuokalani was overthrown. When the United States annexed Hawaii he led the negotiations that required the US government to pay off the accumulated national debt of both the Kingdom and the Republic of Hawaii. He became Hawaii's first territorial governor and then U.S. District Court Judge.
W.E. B. DuBois
First African-American to receive a Ph.D from Harvard who believed that African-Americans should work hard for economic gain and the respect of whites. In 1903 he published his book "The Souls of Black Folks" and helped create what has evolved into the NAACP.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Commander of the Allied forces that landed in North Africa, Sicily, Italy and was the Supreme Commander of the troops that invaded France on D-Day during World War II. In 1952 and 1956 he was elected President of the United States and was responsible for establishing the Interstate Highway System.
The Flying Tigers
Group of American pilots who served during World War II. They were volunteers because the US had not yet entered the war. Hired by the Chinese to train, this group of adventurous volunteers would become the first Americans to fight the Japanese in WWII.
Born on a farm, but much more interested in mechanical things, this engineer became the most significant person in the development of the U.S. automobile industry. To meet the public's demands for his automobile he installed a mass production system using standardized and interchangeable parts, a division of labor, and assembly lines.
A writer and activist who was instrumental in creating the National Organization for Women, she wrote "The Feminine Mystique" in 1963 detailing the plight of women and their lack of personal fulfillment. This lady would later fight for the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission which was to support laws the prohibited sex discrimination in the workplace.
Hector P. Garcia
Served in the Medical Corps during WWII. It was the discrimination against Mexican American that he witnessed during the war that led him to found the American GI forum. The forum focused on increasing veterans' benefits, including better education and public housing benefits. He was later awarded the American Medal of Freedom, the first Mexican American to receive this honor.
While in college he created the MS-DOS system and sold the system to IBM in 1980. This relationship with IBM would later benefit him as he continued to develop computer operating systems. The Windows program that he created led to the rapid expansion of personal computer ownership. He and his wife's foundation provides funding for many charitable works focusing on education, world health, and low income communities.
Considered by many as the "Founder" of the modern conservative movement within the Republican Party. He advocated for nuclear warfare and ending social welfare.
Prominent Christian leader, who has served as the spiritual and moral advisor to many U.S. Presidents. He spoke out against communism during the Cold War, and encouraged peaceful resolutions to nations problems.
29th President, who died before completing his term. He was the Business Man's President. He increased tariffs on imported goods and maintained a laissez-faire approach to governing. He over saw a reduction in government spending and a lowering of the income tax.
Left her job as a teacher to become a leading civil rights activist. She cofounded the United Farm Workers of America in 1962 and three years later directed the national grape boycott that led to workers bargaining for better benifits.
Congressional Medal of Honor Winner for his bravery in the Battle of Argonne Forest during World War I. When members of his group were unable to proceed he went after the Germans himself, killing 17 with sniper fire and 7 by pistol. He was successful in taking 132 prisoners on his own during the battle.
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