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Abraham Lincoln

(1809—1865) American Republican statesman

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abolitionism

abolitionism  

A term associated with protest on grounds of inhumanity and a call for the abolition of slavery (see, for example, the arguments of William Wilberforce, 1759–1833). More recently extended to the ...
African-American troops

African-American troops  

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Variously called negro, coloured, and black, the history of African-American soldiers is that of US race relations in general. Even after the abolition of formal discrimination by colour, advancement ...
Alpheus Starkey Williams

Alpheus Starkey Williams  

(1810–1878) U.S. army officer and congressman. Born in Deep River, Connecticut, Alpheus Williams graduated from Yale in 1831. He practiced law and rendered public service in Detroit, and was selected ...
American Anti-Slavery Society

American Anti-Slavery Society  

The American Anti-Slavery Society (AASS) was founded in 1833 by a small group of radicals calling for the immediate abolition of slavery. The leading spirit was William Lloyd Garrison, whose ...
amnesty, Presidential

amnesty, Presidential  

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The Constitution (Article 2, Section 2) gives the President the power “to grant reprieves and pardons for offences against the United States except in cases of impeachment.” This power is exercised ...
Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson  

(1808–75)US politician; 17th President of the USA (1865–69). As the only southern senator to support the Union in the American Civil War he was appointed military governor of Tennessee. Having been ...
Anglo-African Newspaper

Anglo-African Newspaper  

A major forum for black authors and an important source of knowledge about African American culture, the Anglo-African Newspaper was published by Thomas and Robert Hamilton, the sons of the ...
Annexation of Dominican Republic

Annexation of Dominican Republic  

The annexation of the Dominican Republic was a goal of President Ulysses S. Grant from 1869 to 1871. When the issue became controversial, Frederick Douglass's willingness to serve as a ...
Assassination

Assassination  

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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 means of ...
August Valentine Kautz

August Valentine Kautz  

Kowts(1828–95) Union army cavalry officer, born in Ispringen, Baden (now Germany). Kautz saw action in the Peninsular campaign (1862) and attained notoriety when, after the battle at Monticello, ...

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