a women’s rights organization founded in 1966.
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 Betty Friedan. NOW has worked to promote occupational opportunities for women and has supported legislative proposals that would guarantee women equality with men.
- 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 […]
noun, U.S. Government. 1. a division of the Department of the Interior, created in 1916, that administers national parks, monuments, historic sites, and recreational areas.
- National party
noun 1. (in New Zealand) the more conservative of the two main political parties 2. (in Australia) a political party drawing its main support from rural areas Former name National Country Party 3. (in South Africa) a political party composed mainly of centre-to-right-wing Afrikaners, which ruled from 1948 until the country’s first multiracial elections in […]