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91. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 ended discrimination based on race, sex, or religion. African-Americans, other minority groups, and women all benefited from the passage of the Civil Rights Act.
92. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 guaranteed that African-American men and women could register to vote by removing all racist barriers to gaining the franchise.
93. Despite laws like the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, women continued to receive less pay than men for the same work, and women were still denied promotions or job opportunities.
94. Bill Gates revolutionized the technology industry by developing the personal computer and the software to make office work easier.
95. Henry Louis Gates is a leading African-American historian who brought a new perspective to history by discussing the alternative perspectives of Americans of color.
96. Frank Lloyd Wright was an American architect who changed the way building were created and expanded the possibilities for architectural design during the 20th Century.
97. Martha Graham was a dancer and choreographer who is considered the greatest contributor to modern dance in American history; her passion for her art was apparent on stage.
98. Ray Kroc turned McDonald’s restaurant into a national franchise by using the same ingredients and methods to produce hamburgers, french fries, and milkshakes the same way, in every city across the nation.
99. Dr. Charles Drew was a groundbreaking surgeon and pioneer of the blood banking system which stores blood and blood plasma to save lives in hospitals across the United States.
100. Maya Angelou is an African-American author and poet who produced volumes of literature during the late 20th and early 21st Century. She is still considered a literary icon today.
101. Richard M. Nixon was forced to resign as President of the United States because of the Watergate Scandal. He had ordered burglars to break into a Washington, D.C. hotel room to steal secrets from the Democratic National Committee – then lied about it before Congress.