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Calvin Coolidge

(1872—1933) American Republican statesman, 30th President of the US 1923–9

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Marcus Garvey

Marcus Garvey  

(1887–1940)Jamaican Black leader. He organized the Universal Negro Improvement and Conservation Association (UNICA) in Jamaica in 1914 to encourage racial pride and Black unity with the slogan ...
McNary-Haugen Bill

McNary-Haugen Bill  

(1924).In the years following World War I, farmers received prices for their products that represented a purchasing power far below prewar levels. This resulted in an effort by the ...
Republican Party

Republican Party  

One of the two main U.S. political parties (the other being the Democratic party), favoring a right-wing stance, limited central government, and tough, interventionist foreign policy. It was formed ...
Robert L. Vann

Robert L. Vann  

(b. 27 August 1879; d. 24 October 1940),lawyer, politician, and newspaper publisher in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As a newspaper publisher, Robert Vann's periodical, the Pittsburgh Courier, became a ...
Teapot Dome Scandal

Teapot Dome Scandal  

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(1922–24)US fraud perpetrated by the “Ohio gang” surrounding President Harding. It involved the siphoning of oil, intended for the US navy, from the oil reserves at Teapot Dome, Wyoming, to the ...
Twenties, The.

Twenties, The.  

The twenties have spawned an image of bathtub gin, speakeasies, flappers, and decadence: in short, The Jazz Age. This superficial vision masks a far more complex history. In this period ...
William Monroe Trotter

William Monroe Trotter  

(1872–1934), civil rights activist, newspaper editor, integrationist.Born in Ohio, William Monroe Trotter spent most of his life in Boston. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard, he belonged to ...

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