FC: SAT Project English 11
1: Barack Obama •Born in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 4, 1961 | •Raised by his maternal grandparents in Hawaii •His dad was from Kenya and his mom was white American. •Attended Harvard Law School. •In 1990, became the first African American editor of the Harvard Law Review. •Elected to the U.S. Senate representing Illinois in 2004. •Became 44th President of the United States and first African American to become president.
2: Susan B. Anthony •Susan Brownell Anthony was born February 15,1820 in Adams Massachusetts. | •Was able to get a formal education during the 1800s unlike other girls. •Dedicated to the Women's Suffrage Movement. •Accomplished to the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, equal voting rights for men and women. •Worked with life long friend Elizabeth Cady Stanton to found the National Woman's Suffrage Association in 1869. •Founded the International Council of Women 1888 and the International Woman Suffrage Council in 1904 which brought international attention to suffrage. •Died on March 13, 1906 of pneumonia in Rochester, New York.
3: Cesar E. Chavez •Cesar Estrada Chavez was born in Yuma, Arizona. Cesar was born on March 31, 1927. | •Mexican American labor activist and leader of the United Farm Workers •During the 20th century he was a leading voice for migrant farm workers •In 1944 he joined the Navy at the age of seventeen. He served two years and in addition to discrimination, he experienced strict regimentation. •In 1962 Cesar founded the National Farm Workers Association, later to become the United Farm Workers the UFW, was joined by Dolores Huerta. •Cesar Estrada Chavez died peacefully in his sleep on April 23, 1993 near Yuma, Arizona.
4: Global Warming •An increase in the amount of extreme weather events, such as wildfires, heat waves, and strong tropical storms, is also attributed in part to climate change by some experts. •Coral reefs are highly sensitive to small changes in water temp. suffered the worst bleaching—or die-off | in response to stress—ever recorded in 1998, with some areas seeing bleach rates of 70 percent. Experts expect these sorts of events to increase in frequency and intensity in the next 50 years as sea temperatures rise. •Average temperatures have climbed 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit (0.8 degree Celsius) around the world since 1880, much of this in recent decades, according to NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies. •Humans are pouring carbon dioxide into the atmosphere much faster than plants and oceans can absorb it. •based on the work of some 2,500 scientists in more than 130 countries, concluded that humans have caused all or most of the current planetary warming. Human-caused global warming is often called anthropogenic climate change.
5: Immigration | •The number of undocumented immigrants in the country has increased more than 40 percent since 2000. •Every year, more than a half-million people come illegally or illegally overstay their visas. •The immigration bureaucracy is broken and overwhelmed, forcing legal immigrants to wait years for applications. •Despite a sevenfold increase in recent years, immigration raids only netted 3,600 arrests in 2006 and have placed all the burdens of a broken system onto immigrant families.