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PCS US History

Key People

TermDefinition
Jane Adams founder of Hull House (settlement house)
Susan B. Anthony women's rights leader
John Brown "Bleeding Kansas", believed he was God's chosen one to end slavery; killed men
Andrew Carnegie made a fortune in steel
Rachel Carson Silent Spring (book about environment and pesticides)
Cesar Chavez union leader; united farm workers to help migratory workers with working conditions
Eugene Debs labor organizer, railroad strike
Henry Ford created the assembly line
Betty Friedan The Feminine Mystique - book which criticized limited roles for women
Samuel Gompers labor leader; AFL; collective bargaining
Langston Hughes Harlem Renaissance writer who wrote about joys and difficulties of being American American
Martin Luther King, Jr. civil rights movement; "I have a dream..."; non-violent
Joseph McCarthy senator who led crusade to investigate officials he claimed were Communist
Ralph Nader Unsafe at Any Speed (book about auto safety)
Thomas Paine Common Sense (challenged the authority of British rule; first book to openly ask for independence from Britain)
Joseph Pulitzer used yellow journalism to stir up public sentiment in favor of Spanish-American War
Jacob Riis How the Other Half Lives (book describing lives of poor immigrants)
John Rockefeller oil tycoon who created Standard Oil trust; Sherman Antitrust Act (outlawed monopolies)
Eleanor Roosevelt First Lady; worked for women's rights and civil rights of African Americans
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg convicted of passing atomic secrets to Soviet Union
Sacco and Vanzetti immigrants executed for 1920 murder at Massachusetts factory
Upton Sinclair The Jungle (book about working conditions)
John Steinbeck The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men; Great Depression
Harriet Beecher Stowe Uncle Tom's Cabin (anti-slavery novel)
Ida Tarbell muckraker; wrote about abuses committed by Standard Oil Trust
Created by: Ms.Sala