one of some 6000 college scholarships awarded annually since 1956, by the nonprofit, grant-supported National Merit Scholarship Corporation, to high-school students (National Merit Scholars) on the basis of scholastic record, personal character, and score on a test administered nationally.
noun 1. a monument, as a historic site or geographical area, owned and maintained in the public interest by the federal government.
noun 1. a women’s rights organization founded in 1966. Abbreviation: NOW. National Organization for Women (NOW) A major feminist organization, founded in the middle 1960s, when the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission failed to enforce a clause in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender. One of its founders was […]
- National origins act of 1924
A law that severely restricted immigration by establishing a system of national quotas that blatantly discriminated against immigrants from southern and eastern Europe and virtually excluded Asians. The policy stayed in effect until the 1960s.
noun 1. an area of scenic beauty, historical importance, or the like, owned and maintained by a national government for the use of the people. noun 1. an area of countryside for public use designated by a national government as being of notable scenic, environmental, or historical importance noun 1. a mountainous volcanic region in […]