226. What is the name of the person who started the witch-hunt in the 1950s?
McCarthy served as a U.S. Senator from the state of Wisconsin from 1947 to 1957. During his ten years in the Senate, McCarthy and his staff became notorious for aggressive campaigns against people in the U.S. government and others who were suspected of being Communists or Communist sympathizers.
As a result of these controversial actions the term McCarthyism was coined to specifically describe the intense anti-Communist movement that existed in America from 1948 to about 1956, a time which became popularly known as the Second Red Scare. During this period, people from all walks of life who were suspected of Communist sympathies became the subject of aggressive witch-hunts, often based on inconclusive or questionable evidence.
227. What is the name of the US scientist of the 19th century who is credited with a thousand inventions, the most well-known of which is the light bulb? Thomas Edison.
228. Who is considered to be the founder of the feminist movement in the US?
Mary Wollstoncraft believed the much-discussed rights of man should be extended to include women. She was the first person to discuss woman's place in society in explicitly political terms. A Vindication of Rights of Women (1792), was known throughout the 1800s as the "feminist bible." Mid 1800 - Susan B. Anthony fought that women get a right to vote. Margaret Sanger - to use means of contraception, Elizabeth Blackwell - better education opportunities. _____________________________________________________________________________________
LA - Los Angeles, California/ Louisiana (U.S. state)/ Language Arts Writing; reading.
LAPD - The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is the police department of the City of Los Angeles, California. It is one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the United States.
NYSE - The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is the second largest stock exchange in the world.
NASDAQ (originally an acronym for National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations) is an American electronic stock exchange.
NYPD - The New York City Police Department (NYPD), the largest police department in the United States, has primary responsibility for law enforcement and investigation within the five boroughs of New York City.
Ib. -16 oz.
oz. -28 gr. - for delicacies.
fl. oz. - fluid ounce.
Yuppies - "Yuppie," short for "Young Urban Professional," describes a demographic of people generally between their late twenties and early thirties. Yuppies tend to hold jobs in the professional sector, with incomes that place them in the upper-middle economic class. The term "Yuppie" emerged in the 1980s as an echo of the earlier "hippies" and "yippies" who had rejected the materialistically-oriented values of the business community.
SAT - The SATs (pronounced "S-A-T" not "sat") are standardized tests, formerly called the Scholastic Aptitude Tests and Scholastic Assessment Tests, frequently used by colleges and universities in the United States to aid in the selection of incoming freshmen.
GPA - Grade Point Average (education).
BA - Bachelor of Arts.
MS - Master of Science.
MBA - Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a tertiary degree in business management.
Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy.
GI - "government-issued", "army enlisted personnel".
FBI - The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a Federal police force which is the principal investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ).
CIA - The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is one of the American foreign intelligence agencies, responsible for obtaining and analyzing information about foreign governments, corporations, and individuals, and reporting such information to the various branches of the U.S. Government.
JFK - John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
FDR - Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
LBJ - Lyndon Baines Johnson was an American politician. After serving a long career in the US Congress, Johnson became the Vice President under John F. Kennedy (1961-1963) and later ascended to the 36th presidency (1963-1969) after Kennedy's assassination.
State Capital Nickname Population (1)
Montgomery Yellowhammer state 4,530,000
Juneau The last frontier 655,000
Phoenix The grand canyon state 5,744,000
Little Rock The natural state 2,753,000
Sacramento The golden state 35,894,000
Denver The centennial state 4,601,000
Hartford Theconstitution state 3,504,000
Dover The first state 830,000
Tallahassee The sunshine state 16,397,000
Atlanta The peach state 8,829,000
Honolulu The aloha state 1,263,000
Boise The gem state 1,393,000
Springfield Land of Lincoln 12,714,000
Indianapolis The hoosier state 6,328,000
Des Moines The hawkeye state 2,954,000
Topeka The sunflower state 2,736,000
Frankfort The bluegrass state 4,146,000
Baton Rouge The pelican state 4,516,000
Augusta The pine tree state 1,317,000
Annapolis The old line state 5,558,000
Boston The bay state 6,417,000
Lansing The great lakes state 10,113,000
St. paul The north star state 5,101,000
Jackson The magnolia state 2,903,000
Jefferson City The show me state 5,755,000
Helena The treasure state 927,000
Lincoln The cornhusker state 1,747,000
Carson City The silver state 2,335,000
Concord The granite state 1,300,000
Trenton The garden state 8,699,000
Santa Fe The land of enchantment 1,903,000
Albany The empire state 19,227,000
Raleigh The tar heel state 8,541,000
Bismarck The peace garden state 634,000
Columbus The buckeye state 11,459,000
Oklahoma City The sooner state 3,524,000
Salem The beaver state 3,595,000
Harrisburg The keystone state 12,406,000
Providence The ocean state 1,081,000
Columbia The palmetto state 4,198,000
Pierre Mount rushmore state 771,000
Nashville The volunteer state 5,901,000
Austin The lone star 22,490,000
Salt Lake City The beehive state 2,389,000
Montpelier The green mountain state 621,000
Richmond The old dominion state 7,460,000
Olympia The evergreen state 6,204,000
Charleston The mountian state 1,815,000
Madison The badger