Nobel Peace Prize Winners in the US

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Theodore Roosevelt 1906

For his successful mediation to end the Russo-Japanese war and for his interest in arbitration or settling court disputes by having a neutral party listen to each plaintiff and judge in favor of one. Roosevelt also provided the Hague Arbitration court with its very first case.

Woodrow Wilson 1919

Woodrow Wilson won the Nobel Peace Prize for his establishment of the league of nations which would be a cooperation of nations that helped to keep the peace and settle disputes between Nations. The United Nations is today is even larger then before and still uses sanctions against other countries to force economic pressure to settle disputes.

Jane Addams 1931

Jane Addams won the Nobel Peace Prize for her involvement in social movements which progressed the rights of women in the United States. She is also credited for the establishment of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.

Ralph Bunche 1950

Ralph Bunche was a professor of Harvard University Cambridge and the Director of the division of trusteeship. He was also the mediator in Palestine in 1948 and managed to avoid the threat of war.

George Catlett Marshall 1953

Marshall was the "General President" of the American Red Cross and a former secretary of state and defense. Marshall is also the founder of the "Marshall Plan" which involved the United States giving money to European countries for reconstruction to prevent the spread of communism.

Martin Luther King, Jr. 1964

Martin Luther King Jr. won the Nobel Prize for his work in the civil rights movement the helped to increase the rights of African American citizens who were mistreated throughout the United States. King also has shown that a struggle can be won without any form of violence.

Linus Carl Pauling 1962

Linus Carl Pauling won the Nobel Peace Prize and is known for his deep campaign against nuclear weapon testing and the development of nuclear warheads that could be used to devastate then entire world with the push of a button.