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Robert Moses (1888-1981) was a builder and planner of parks, highways, and major public road works for the state of New York. Moses was also active in New York City and New York state governments,...
Betty Friedan (1921-2006) was an American icon of second-wave feminism, an activist, and a writer best known for her work The Feminine Mystique (1963), which questioned women's domestic roles in th...
Herbert Hoover (1874-1964) was a self-made millionaire in the mining industry, a very successful Secretary of Commerce from 1921-28, and a very unsuccessful president of the U.S. from 1929 to 1933....
Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993) was a student of Charles Houston, special counsel to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). He followed in his mentor's footsteps and...
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), a Republican, was the popular 34th President of the United States, serving two terms from 1953 to 1961. Prior to his presidency, Eisenhower was a lifelong military...
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) was the 32nd President of the United States and the only chief executive to be elected to more than two terms in office. Roosevelt held the presidency from 1934-19...
Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) was an American writer and poet at the helm of the Beat Generation, the disaffected artists and youth of the 1950s.Kerouac is best known for his work, On the Road, which he...
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