By Thomas L. Purvis
This ebook is concise, effortless -to-use advisor to the participants, peoples, events, routine, occasions, judgements and wars that experience formed the historical past of the us.
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State government Democratic for most of 182050. By perfecting the method of winning votes with contracts and patronage, the Regency served as a model for later government machines managed by political bosses. The HUNKERS and BARNBURNERS fought over the Regency's control after 1844. Albertson v. Subversive Activities Control Board see MCCARRAN ACT. Alcatraz Prison Seizure see AMERICAN INDIAN MOVEMENT Aldrich, Nelson Wilmarth (b. , 6 November 1841; d. I. congressman in 1878, and in 1880 was chosen for the Senate, where he remained until retiring in 1911.
Vice-admiralty courts were established in the THIRTEEN COLONIES after 1696; although they had jurisdiction over the NAVIGATION ACTS, they did not try smuggling caseswhich were heard in common law courts with juriesuntil the SUGAR ACT. AEC see ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION AEF see ALLIED EXPEDITIONARY FORCE affirmative action This concept originated as a means of eliminating racial prejudice in hiring to comply with Title VII of the CIVIL RIGHTS ACT (1964) either voluntarily or in consequence of a lawsuit.
He headed the US delegation at the negotiations for the treaty of GHENT and was ambassador to Britain (181517). He negotiated the ADAMSONIS TREATY. " His domestic agenda was the boldest yet proposed by a president, and included federal funding of INTERNAL IMPROVEMENTS, scientific explorations, an astronomical observatory, a national university, and an Interior Department, but Congress enacted little of his program. Adams suffered another Page 4 major defeat when Ga. forced him to accept the treaty of INDIAN SPRINGS.
A dictionary of American history by Thomas L. Purvis