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12 Cards in this Set

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Sandra Day O’Connor
First woman Supreme Court justice; appointed by Reagan in 1981.
Sacco and Vanzetti
Sacco and Vanzetti- Two Italian Immigrants, that were gunmen who were said to have robed a bank and killed a guard and paymaster. There was little evidence but both got the death sentence. Many said that the trial was more based upon Italian heritage than any evidence against them. Both were executed.
Woodrow Wilson
28th president of the US, tried to keep the US out of world War One, opposed the League of Nations
Eleanor Roosevelt
First lady from 1933-1945. Tireless worker for social causes, including women's rights and civil rights for African Americans and other groups.
The Harlem Renaissance
Period in the early 1900's during which the literary, musical, and artistic expression of African Americans blossomed in Harlem.
Group of Arab nations controlling prices and production of oil for export.
Betty Friedan
Feminist author; criticized limited roles for women in her 1963 book THE FEMININE MYSTIQUE
The Manhattan Project
Secret project that created teh first atomic bomb in 1945 for use in WWII.
Rosie The Riviter
worked in a defense platn while her boyfriend was in marines. Government used pictures of her to attract women to work in such places. She wanted to do her share if she could not be in combat. Song written about her.
Franklin Roosevelt
32nd president of the US. Fought the Great Depression through his New Deal social programs, battled Congress over Supreme Court control, proved a stong leader during WWII.
Taft-Hartley Act
Legislation of 1947 that allows a President to order striking workers in crucial industries back to work while the government investigates the dispute.
Malcolm X
African American leader during the 1950's and 1960's; eloquent spokesperson for African American self sufficiency; assssinated in 1965.