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Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — United States History.

(b. New Haven, Connecticut, 29 Nov. 1908; d. Miami, Florida, 4 Apr. 1972)

US; member of the US House of Representatives 1945–66, 1969–70 Although Adam Clayton Powell was to become...

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Alfred Emanuel Smith

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — United States History.

(b. New York, 30 Dec. 1873; d. New York, 4 Oct. 1944)

US; Governor of New York Smith was the first Roman Catholic to be nominated for the US presidency by a major political party....

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American Political History

Donald Critchlow.

December 2014; p ublished online February 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Political History; US Social History; Regional Political Studies. 168 pages.

American Political History: A Very Short Introduction explores key turning points in American political history, the nature of the two-party system, representative presidential and...

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Andrew Young

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — United States History.

(b. 12 March 1932),

civil rights activist, politician, and ambassador. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Andrew Jackson Young Jr. was the son of Andrew Jackson Young Sr., a dentist,...

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Army-McCarthy Hearings

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Politics.

(1954)

The televised hearings that investigated alleged communist infiltration of the U.S. Army diminished public support for Senator Joseph R. McCarthy (Republican–Wisconsin) and...

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Articles of Confederation

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — United States History.

On 7 June 1776, Richard Henry Lee of Virginia moved in the Second Continental Congress that the thirteen American colonies declare their independence from Great Britain, and that Congress...

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Contentious people and factious parties in the Early Republic, 1789–1824

Donald T. Critchlow.

in American Political History

December 2014; p ublished online February 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History; US Social History; Regional Political Studies. 3959 words.

The Founding Fathers feared political factions as a natural corruption of democrat government. None envisioned the rise of the severe factionalism that arose during George Washington's...

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David Dinkins

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — United States History.

(b. Trenton, New Jersey, 10 July 1927)

US; member of the New York State Legislature 1965–7, Mayor of New York City 1990–3 The son of a barber, Dinkins graduated BA from Howard...

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Douglas Wilder

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — United States History.

(b. 17 January 1931),

governor of Virginia and mayor of Richmond. Born in Richmond, Lawrence Douglas Wilder was named after the famous abolitionist Frederick Douglass and the...

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Edward Brooke

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — United States History.

(b. 26 October 1919),

lawyer, politician, and writer. Born and raised in Woodrow Wilson's Washington, D.C., Edward William Brooke III proved to be a trailblazer who built a legal...

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