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Acheson, Dean

Acheson, Dean   Reference library

Wilson D. Miscamble

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(1893–1971) born to a privileged background, Dean Acheson attended Groton, Yale, and Harvard Law School. After a clerkship with Justice

Adams, John

Adams, John (1735–1826)   Reference library

Leonard L. Richards

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second president of the United States. As a young man in pre-Revolutionary Boston, John Adams summed up his hopes: a

Adams, John Quincy

Adams, John Quincy (1767–1848)   Reference library

Leonard L. Richards

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sixth president of the United States. Born in Quincy, Massachusetts, the son of John Adams and Abigail Adams, John

Adams–Onís Treaty

Adams–Onís Treaty   Reference library

William Earl Weeks

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The Adams–Onís Treaty (1819), also known as the Transcontinental Treaty, established the United States’ first transcontinental boundary and

Addams, Jane

Addams, Jane (1860–1935)   Reference library

Louise W. Knight

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peace and social activist. Born in Cedarville, Illinois, Jane Addams was raised by her father, the agricultural businessman and state

Afghanistan War (SINCE 2001)

Afghanistan War (SINCE 2001)   Reference library

Michael J. Williams

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The Afghanistan War, which began in 2001, represents one of America's most enduring conflicts. It is an overseas engagement

Agency for International Development

Agency for International Development   Reference library

Nathan Godfried, Dani Holtz, and Christopher McKnight Nichols

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On 3 November 1961, President John F. Kennedy created the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) by

Air Force, U.S.

Air Force, U.S.   Reference library

Alan Gropman, Christopher McKnight Nichols, Tami David Biddle, Christopher McKnight Nichols, Conrad C. Crane, and Christopher McKnight Nichols

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This entry contains three subentries:

Alabama Claims Controversy

Alabama Claims Controversy   Reference library

William P. Leeman

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A diplomatic crisis between the United States and Great Britain in which the United States demanded financial compensation for Britain's

Alamo, Battle of the

Alamo, Battle of the   Reference library

Holly Beachley Brear

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The most famous battle of the Texas Revolution occurred at a Spanish mission compound known as the Alamo in San

Alaska, Purchase of

Alaska, Purchase of   Reference library

David Sim

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The United States purchased Alaska, encompassing 586,412 square miles in the far northwest of the American continent, from Russia for

Albright, Madeleine

Albright, Madeleine (1937)   Reference library

Christopher T. Fisher

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sixty-fourth secretary of state of the United States, from 1997 to 2001. Born Marie Jana Korbelova, Madeleine Albright

Algeciras Conference

Algeciras Conference   Reference library

Nicole M. Phelps

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On 31 March 1905, Kaiser Wilhelm II stopped at Tangier, Morocco, while on a Mediterranean cruise and made a

Alliance for Progress

Alliance for Progress   Reference library

Stephen G. Rabe

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On 13 March 1961, President John F. Kennedy announced the Alliance for Progress, an economic assistance program to promote

America First Committee

America First Committee   Reference library

Justus D. Doenecke

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When Germany invaded Poland in September 1939, thereby unleashing World War II, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt sought to aid

American Friends Service Committee

American Friends Service Committee   Reference library

J. William Frost

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The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) was established as a relief organization that sought to implement the Quaker

American Legion

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Christopher Nehls

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Founded in early 1919 by politically prominent U.S. Army officers—including Theodore Roosevelt Jr., son of the former president—the American

Analogy in U.S. Diplomacy

Analogy in U.S. Diplomacy   Reference library

Richard Crockatt

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Analogical reasoning is one of the tools that we use to understand the world and is not peculiar to the

Antebellum Era, U.S. Military and Diplomatic Affairs during the

Antebellum Era, U.S. Military and Diplomatic Affairs during the   Reference library

John Belohlavek

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The four decades between 1820 and 1860 witnessed the evolution of the United States as the dominant military and economic

Anti-Americanism

Anti-Americanism   Reference library

Robert S. Singh

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Although it has a very long pedigree, only in the 2000s did the term “anti-Americanism” enter with notable force both

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