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Robert F. Wagner

(1877—1953)

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Eleanor Roosevelt

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

(b. 11 Oct. 1884, d. 7 Nov. 1962).

UN diplomat Born in New York City to a wealthy family, and niece of President Theodore Roosevelt, she was educated in England, and in 1905...

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Herbert Hoover

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

(1874–1964)

US Republican statesman and thirty-first president of the USA (1929–33).

Hoover was born in West Branch, Iowa, to Quaker parents, who were both dead by the...

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National Labor Relations Act (Wagner Act).

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

Signed by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on 5 July 1935, and upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1937, the act was a major part of FDR's New Deal revolution.

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poverty

Overview page. Subjects: History.

Poverty is no disgrace, but it is a great incovenience proverbial saying, late 16th century.

poverty is not a crime proverbial saying, late 16th century.

when poverty...

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Triangle Shirtwaist Company Fire.

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

On 25 March 1911, a sunny afternoon in lower Manhattan, fire broke out in the Triangle Shirtwaist Company's factory.

Sweeping through the building in minutes, it claimed the lives...

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