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Abortion Politics and Policy

Abortion Politics and Policy   Reference library

Daniel K. Williams

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

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2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Law, History of Law
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2,858 words

Abortion policy in the United States has been contentious for decades and continues to polarize the American electorate. The controversy

Abrams v. United States

Abrams v. United States   Reference library

Norman L. Rosenberg

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

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2013
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Social sciences, Politics, Law, History of Law
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343 words

This 1919 Supreme Court case from the World War I era involved Russian-born anarchists convicted under the 1918 Sedition Act

Adams, John

Adams, John   Reference library

Stuart Leibiger

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

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2013
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Social sciences, Politics, Law, History of Law
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823 words

(1759–1826) served as a continental congressman, diplomat, vice president (1789–1797), and president

Adams, John Quincy

Adams, John Quincy   Reference library

Leonard L. Richards

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

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2013
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Social sciences, Politics, Law, History of Law
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557 words

(1767–1848), sixth president of the United States. Born in Quincy, Massachusetts, the son of John Adams and Abigail

Adkins v. Children’s Hospital

Adkins v. Children’s Hospital   Reference library

James W. Ely Jr.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

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2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Law, History of Law
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338 words

During the early twentieth century, Progressives sought to ameliorate the consequences of industrialization by enacting minimum wage laws. Conservatives and

Administrative State

Administrative State   Reference library

Williamjames Hull Hoffer

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

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2013
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Social sciences, Politics, Law, History of Law
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The term “administrative state” entered the political science literature in Dwight Waldo’s influential book of the same name in 1948

Affirmative Action

Affirmative Action   Reference library

Anders Walker, Matthew Dallek, and Paul S. Boyer

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Law, History of Law
Length:
1,355 words

This entry contains two subentries: Legal Aspects; and Politics of Affirmative Action.

African American Mayors since 1960

African American Mayors since 1960   Reference library

Roger Biles

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Law, History of Law
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1,155 words

In 1967 the mayoral victories of two African Americans, Carl Stokes in Cleveland, Ohio, and Richard Hatcher in

African Americans in Politics

African Americans in Politics   Reference library

Cary D. Wintz

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Law, History of Law
Length:
2,437 words

The election of Barack Obama as president of the United States in 2008 was the culmination of an African American

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