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US History Who Am I?

Individuals in US History

Founded Hull House in Chicago to help poor immigrants, part of social reform movements. Jane Addams
Advocated for women's suffrage Susan B. Anthony
1960's group who advocated armed self-defense and revolution to end black oppression. Established daycare centers, medical clinics, etc. The Black Panthers
Accumulated huge wealth in the railroad and steel industry and use the Bessemer process to create steel. Developed "Gospel of Wealth" doctrine in which I believed it was the duty of the wealthy to use their money to improve the conditions for all. Andrew Carnegie
I fought discrimination against migrant workers and Hispanics . Founded the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee union. Cesar Chavez
I am the 42nd President and 2nd President to be impeached. I was acquitted by the Senate Bill Clinton
I am the First Lady of President Bill Clinton. Only first lady to be elected to a position in the US Government. Served as Secretary of State under President Obama Hillary Clinton
I am a French political thinker and historian who came to the U.S. to study our political and social nature. Identified 5 Characteristics that sets Americans apart: Liberty, Egalitarianism, Individualism, Populism, Laissez-Faire Alexis de Tocqueville
I an early civil rights leader, Published "The Souls of Black Folks" in 1903 and helped found the NAACP in 1909. Advocated for Pan-Africanism (all African descent people should fight oppression together), and believed in black separatism WEB DuBois
I am the 34th President, Prior to Presidency, served in WWII as commander of Allied Forces. General on D-Day attack. Created the Interstate Highway System as President Dwight Eisenhower
Governor of Arkansas who supported segregation. Used Arkansas National Guard to prevent students from integrating Little Rock High School. President Eisenhower sent army troops to enforce desegregation and protect 9 African students. Orval Faubus
I innovated the auto industry with the assembly line and invented the Model T and Model A cars, with an affordable price Henry Ford
I developed a small software business in my garage that eventually employed numerous Americans and set the standard in computer software. Bill Gates
I am the founder of the television network BET (Black Entertainment Television) Robert Johnson
President during the 1960's I led the US through the Cuban Missile Crisis and other Cold War issues with the Soviet Union. Assassinated in 1963 John F. Kennedy
I am a leader of the Civil Rights Movement; preached nonviolent approach and demanded equal rights for African Americans Martin Luther King, Jr.
I am listed as one of the Times most influential business people in 1998, I grew up in New York and developed a world renowned beauty company. The basis of entrepreneurial skills were learned in her father's hardware store. Estee Lauder
I completed the first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean Charles A. Linbergh
I am the commander of the U.S. Army in the Pacific in WWII Douglas MacArthur
I am a distinguished lawyer; appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court (1967) and established a record for supporting the voiceless American. Thurgood Marshall
Fear of communism increased throughout the 1950's; I stated that communists worked in the State Department. I worked to identify known communists and accused others based on association. Joseph McCarthy
Native Americans who were recruited by the military to encode, transmit, and decode messages; Using their native language to develop a code that was not broken by the enemy in WWII Navajo Code Talkers
President in 1970s Helped US withdraw from Vietnam and improved relations with China, but resigned after the Watergate Scandal Richard Nixon
First African American to be elected President of the United States in 2008 Barack Obama
First Woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court in 1981 Sandra Day O'Connor
African American Civil Rights Activists; in Montgomery , Alabama (1955), refused to give up her seat on the city bus for a white man; led to Montgomery Bus Boycott Rosa Parks
Commander of the American Expeditionary Forces in WWI John J. Pershing
President in the 1980s - Grew US economy through his massive tax cuts, influenced the end of the Cold War and Peace through Strength. Ronald Reagan
"Rough Rider" during the Spanish-American War; expansionist policies as President increased the U.S. Role in Latin America and the world. Responsible for the Panama Canal Theodore Roosevelt
Former First Lady; appointed by President Truman as a delegate to the United Nations. Became the first chairperson of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights Eleanor Roosevelt
President during the Great Depression and WWII. Famous for "New Deal" recovery program and expanded the role of government. Stated "December 7, 1942, a day that will live in infamy." Franklin D. Roosevelt
Author; wrote the Jungle which exposed the conditions in the U.S. meat packing industry, causing a public uproar and leading to the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act and Meat Inspection Act. Upton Sinclair
First Hispanic to serve on the Supreme Court, Nominated by President Obama Sonia Sotomayor
Ended segregation in the military President who decided to use the Atomic Bomb on Japan to end WWII aided Greece and other European Countries to combat Communism and the Soviet Union Harry S. Truman
Determined young men who enlisted to become America's first black military aviators at a time when the U.S. military still practiced racial segregation. The Tuskegee Airmen
Governor of Alabama; ran for President four times; fierce pro-segregationist; stated, "I say segregation today, segregation tomorrow, and segregation forever." George Wallace
Small-town general store owner. Founded Walmart and is now known as an industry leader in supply chain operations. Sam Walton
American reformer and leader in the anti-lynching crusade and women's suffrage movement Ida B. Wells
Most decorated American Soldier in WWI. Awarded the Medal of Honor for leading an attack on a German machine gun nest during the Argonne Offensive in France. Alvin York
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