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William McKinley

(1843—1901) American Republican statesman

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anarchism

Overview page. Subjects: Arts and Humanities — Social Sciences.

The doctrine associated with Godwin, Bakunin, Proudhon, and others, that human communities can and should flourish without government. Voluntary cooperation should replace the coercive...

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Anti-imperialist League.

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

Founded in 1899 to oppose U.S. annexation of the Philippines following the Spanish-American War, the Anti-imperialist League was the largest lobbying organization on a U.S. foreign-policy...

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Arlington National Cemetery

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The American national burial ground in Arlington County, Virginia, which is the resting place of important soldiers and statesman.

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Assassination

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — Australasian and Pacific History.

The premeditated murder of a political figure for reasons associated with the victim's prominence, political perspective, or some combination of both is known as assassination. As a formal...

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Battle of Manila Bay

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — History.

(1 May 1898)

Naval engagement during the Spanish–American war in the Philippines, in which a US fleet under George Dewey sank a Spanish fleet at dawn without losing a man. Dewey's...

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Battle of Santiago

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A largely naval battle of the Spanish-American War in the summer of 1898, in which a fleet of battleships, under the command of Maj. Gen. William R. Shafter, destroyed the ...

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Dodge Commission

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A body appointed by President William McKinley in 1898 to investigate charges of neglect that led to appalling conditions in U.S. military camps during the Spanish-American War (1898). It...

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Elihu Root

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(b. Clinton, New York, 15 Feb. 1845; d. New York City, 7 Feb. 1937)

US; Secretary of War 1899–1904, Secretary of State 1905–9, US Senator 1909–15 The son of a college professor,...

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Emilio Aguinaldo

Overview page. Subjects: History — Warfare and Defence.

(1869–1964)

Filipino nationalist leader. He became active in the nationalist movement in the early 1890s and led an armed uprising against Spanish rule (1895–96). He returned...

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Emma Goldman

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(1869–1940)

Anarchist activist, born in Lithuania. She campaigned in the USA for workers' rights, birth control, and other causes. She was deported to Russia in 1919 and in 1931...

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