Ralph Nader: An American Political Activist

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Ralph Nader is an American political activist, author, lecturer, and attorney. He was the son of Lebanese immigrants to the United States. He was born in Winsted, Connecticut. His father, after settling, his father opened a bakery and restaurant. He worked as a newspaper delivery boy for the local paper, which was the Winsted Register Citizen. In 1951, he graduated from The Gilbert School then attended Princeton University. After graduating from Princeton, he began studying at Harvard Law School. After skipping school a couple of times and learning about the Native American issues and migrant worker rights, he earned his LL.B in 1958. He then served in the U.S. Army as a cook at Fort Dix. In 1959, he began his practice as a lawyer while also lecturing at the University of Hartford. In 1964, Nader…show more content…
The book became an immediate bestseller, but also backlashed at General Motors. Later in the years, his name appeared in the press as a potential candidate for presidency. 1974 receiving the S. Roger Horchow Award for Greatest Public Service by a Private Citizen. He became a name for himself appearing on television and showing up on the newspaper. Till this day, Nader still has a name for himself and is still putting input on everything that is going on in the world. Nader made George W. Bush the president. Historical Accomplishment I believe Nader’s biggest historical accomplishments was making George W. Bush president. Basically, Nader messed with the ballots, but never got actually caught for it. Bush’s Written Assignment 4 3 opponent was outweighed. His famous quote was “This country has far more problems than it deserves and far more solutions than it applies.” Where is Nader Now? Ralph Nader is still writing/publishing books. His newest book is called “Breaking Through Power: It’s Easier Than We Think.” The book is basically about success stories of fellow Americans who organize change and work together to derail the many wayz in which
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