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commune
commune
a group of people who live together and share money and responsibilities
hippies
hippies
young people of the 1960s who rebelled against traditional values
Maya Lin
Maya Lin
artist who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C.
Eugene "Bull" Connor

Eugene "Bull" Connor

Director, producer and writer of many Oscar-winning movies such as E.T., Jurassic Park and Schindler's List
Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
The first African American U.S. Secretary of State who served in the Korea and Vietnam War.
Betty Friedan
Betty Friedan
Writer who wrote about the frustration many women experienced in society. Later, she created the National Organization for Women.
Maya Angelou
A modern day "Renaissance woman" - poet, playwright, historian, actress, civil rights activist, producer, songwriter, and educator.
John Williams
John Williams
composer of orchestra music who has won many Oscars and Grammies. He has written scores for : Harry Potter, Star Wars, Schindler's List, Indiana Jones, and E.T.
Bill Gates
Bill Gates
Developed an operating system for IBM's personal computer in 1981. The world's richest men, he has donated billions of dollars to improve education and fight disease all over the world.
Ralph Nader
Ralph Nader
Consumer advocate, lawyer and government investigator who played a key role in the development of the Consumer Product Safety commission.
Sam Walton
Sam Walton
Retailer who opened Wal-Mart and introduced new management techniques and computerized systems, purchasing products in volume.
Cesar Chavez
Cesar Chavez
a labor leader who worked to improve life for farm workers in the United States.
Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon
was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. The only U.S. president to resign the office.
Watergate Scandal
Watergate Scandal
a major political scandal that occurred in the United States in the 1970s as a result of the June 17, 1972, break-in at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C., and the Nixon administration's attempted cover-up of its involvement. The truth about President Nixon's misconduct was first discovered by two Washington Post reporters.
impeachment
impeachment
a formal process in which an official is accused of unlawful activity, the outcome of which, depending on the country, may include the removal of that official from office as well as criminal or civil punishment.
Saddam Hussein
Saddam Hussein
was the fifth President of Iraq, serving in this capacity from 16 July 1979 until 9 April 2003
Woodstock
Woodstock
A festival attracted that attracted 500,000 people for three days of "peace and music."
Gerald Ford
Gerald Ford
was the 38th President of the United States, serving from 1974 to 1977, and, prior to this, was the 40th Vice President of the United States serving from 1973 to 1974 under President Richard Nixon.
Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
the 40th president who spoke out against communism, but worked closely with Mikhail Gorbachev to reduce tensions between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R.
Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
A politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. He faced impeachment charges but was acquitted of all charges by the Senate.The United States achieved the first budget surplus in 30 years under his presidency.
Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter
the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981 that helped negotiate a peace treaty between Egypt and Israel. He earned a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts.