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Henry "Hank" Aaron*
Helped end segregation in Major League baseball
Settlement Houses, Founded Hull House, help poor
Susan B. Anthony
Advocated for women's suffrage
1st African American Recipient of Medal of Honor; WW2
The Black Panthers
Radical group 1960s advocated armed self-defense and revolution to end black oppression
Led 1st army D-Day Invasion
William Jennings Bryan*
Prosecuted John Scopes in the "Scopes Trial" for teaching evolution
Huge wealthy in the railroad and steel industry, Bessemer Process
Fought discrimination against migrant workers and Hispanics. Founded the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee union.
42nd President, Democrat. Third President to be impeached.
Closest to winning a presidential nomination of any women
Father of Naval Aviation
Famous of defending Science teacher John Scopes for teaching evolution
Annexation of Hawaii in 1898 Queen Liliuokalani was overthrown. U.S. TOOK OVER HAWAII BY FORCE.
WW2 as commander of Allied Forces, Interstate Highway System
Co-founder of NOW (National Organization of Woman) , wrote Feminine Mystique
developed software business in his garage that employed numerous Americans & set the standard in computer
"Return to normalcy", isolationism
John F. Kennedy*
navigated the US through the Cuban Missile Crisis, assassinated in 1963
Martin Luther King Jr.
Leader of the civil rights movement, nonviolent protest, assassinated 1968
First solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean
Henry Cabot Lodge, Sr.
American expansion, imperialism
Alfred Thayer Mahan*
importance of the navy to a country's power, NAVAL POWER
"McCarthyism", 1950s "RED SCARE"
Navajo Code Talkers
Navajo recruited to send and translate messages in WW2
Watergate, resigned the Presidency, killed American trust in government
First African American President of the US
Sandra Day O'Connor*
First woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court
African American civil rights activist, Montgomery Bus Boycott
General John J. Pershing*
commander of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) in WW1.
Modernized American Warfare
grew US economy through "Reaganomics", conservative, Religious Right
Roosevelt Corollary- expanded Monroe Doctrine, Rough Rider Spanish American War
Franklin D. Roosevelt*
President During Depression & WW2, New Deal Recovery Acts
Author of The Jungle, exposed meat packing industry led to Pure Food & Drug Act
First Hispanic to serve on the Supreme Court
Truman Doctrine-support of Anti-Communism,
Berlin Airlift 1948
The Tuskegee Airmen*
American's first black military aviators
governor of Alabama who ran for president in 1968, member of the KKK
Ida B. Wells
leader in the anti-lynching crusade and women's suffrage movement
most decorated american soldier in WW1
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