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Theodore Roosevelt

(1858—1919) American Republican statesman, 26th President of the US 1901–9

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Albert Goodwill Spalding

Albert Goodwill Spalding  

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(1850–1915)A US baseball player, a successful and specialist pitcher during the early years of the professional game, who established a company that produced baseball equipment for the national ...
Alfred Thayer Mahan

Alfred Thayer Mahan  

(1840–1914),US naval officer and strategist, born at West Point. He graduated from the Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1859, and during the American Civil War (1861–5) served in blockading vessels and ...
American Bar Association

American Bar Association  

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The American Bar Association (ABA) was founded in 1878 in Saratoga Springs, New York, as a voluntary, national organization of the legal profession. Its initial membership totaled 289 lawyers, and ...
Anthracite strike

Anthracite strike  

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A strike by the United Mine Workers of America, called in 1902 in a bid for higher wages, shorter hours, and union recognition. The employers refused to arbitrate and President Theodore Roosevelt ...
Anti-imperialist League.

Anti-imperialist League.  

Founded in 1899 to oppose U.S. annexation of the Philippines following the Spanish-American War, the Anti-imperialist League was the largest lobbying organization on a U.S. foreign-policy issue ...
antitrust

antitrust  

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This is the American term for competition law. The basic provision of US antitrust is the Sherman Act of 1890. Section 1 states: ‘Every contract, combination in the form of ...
Asian Americans

Asian Americans  

[This entry contains seven subentries: Overview; Practice Interventions; Chinese; Japanese, Koreans; South Asians; Southeast Asians.]The term Asian Americans encompasses the immigrants coming from ...
Ballinger-Pinchot Controversy.

Ballinger-Pinchot Controversy.  

The main actors in this bitter Progressive Era dispute over the future of conservation policy during the presidency of William Howard Taft (1909–1913) were Secretary of the Interior Richard A. ...
Battle of Kettle Hill

Battle of Kettle Hill  

The actual site of the charge by Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders during the Battle of San Juan Hill (July 1, 1898). U.S. army regulars and dismounted cavalry advanced against heavy ...
Battle of Manila Bay

Battle of Manila Bay  

(1 May 1898)Naval engagement during the Spanish–American war in the Philippines, in which a US fleet under George Dewey sank a Spanish fleet at dawn without losing a man. Dewey's objective had been ...
Battle of San Juan Hill

Battle of San Juan Hill  

The best-known U.S. battle in Cuba during the Spanish-American War, because of the media coverage of Theodore Roosevelt. (Also known as the Battle of San Juan Heights) On July 1 ...
Battle of Santiago

Battle of Santiago  

A largely naval battle of the Spanish-American War in the summer of 1898, in which a fleet of battleships, under the command of Maj. Gen. William R. Shafter, destroyed the ...
Brownsville raid

Brownsville raid  

An acrimonious civilian-military conflict reached into the halls of Congress and the White House when residents of Brownsville, Texas, accused the all-black First Battalion, Twenty-fifth Infantry, of ...
Calvin Coolidge

Calvin Coolidge  

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(1872–1933)US Republican statesman, 30th President of the USA (1923–29). Highly popular personally, he was seen as an embodiment of thrift, caution, and honesty in a decade when corruption in public ...
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace  

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace was founded in 1910 using funding provided by the industrialist Andrew Carnegie. It was established as a private, nonprofit organization with the goal ...
Charles Beard

Charles Beard  

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(1874–1948),historian and educator, after graduating from DePauw University (1898) attended Oxford, where he founded Ruskin College (1899) to train labor leaders, and became professor of political ...
Charles Evans Hughes

Charles Evans Hughes  

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(b. Glen Falls, New York, 11 Apr. 1862; d. Osterville, Massachusetts, 27 Aug. 1948)US; Governor of New York 1906–10, Republican presidential candidate 1916 Hughes, the son of a Baptist preacher, was ...
Civil Service Reform.

Civil Service Reform.  

Early nineteenth-century Americans, with the widest suffrage in the world and many offices to be filled by election, invented mass-based political parties to nominate and elect candidates. Since ...
conservation Movement.

conservation Movement.  

Launched in 1908 as a national crusade, the conservation movement involved the wide range of concerns later embraced by the environmental movement. Its intellectual origins date to the western land ...
cruiser

cruiser  

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In the days of sailing navies a ship, usually a fourth-rate or large frigate, detached from a fleet to cruise independently in search of the enemy. Frigates and smaller warships engaged in the ...

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