By Thomas L. Purvis
This booklet is concise, effortless -to-use consultant to the participants, peoples, events, pursuits, occasions, judgements and wars that experience formed the heritage of the us.
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Galbraith published this study, which confirmed that Americans enjoyed the world's highest standard of living, but argued that their quality of life suffered from inadequately financed government services. The book became exceptionally influential among political leaders, especially in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, which accepted its premise that the country could afford a significant expansion of government to improve education, transportation, health care, and other services. AFL-CIO see AMERICAN FEDERATION OF LABOR-CONGRESS OF INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATIONS African Methodist Episcopal church This denomination originated in a dispute over segregated seating arrangements at Philadelphia's St George METHODIST CHURCH.
Adams, Charles Francis (b. , 18 August 1807; d. , 21 November 1886) Son of John Q. ADAMS, he opened a law office at Boston in 1829. He strongly supported ABOLITIONISM, was the nominee of the FREE-SOILPARTY for vice-president in 1848, and sat in Congress as a Republican (185961). As ambassador to Britain (18618), he performed valuable services by placating British anger over the TRENTAFFAIR, blocking the shipment of IRONCLAD rams for the CSA navy, and countering the efforts of CSA envoys for British aid or recognition for the Confederacy.
Although northern whites held strong convictions about keeping slavery out of Page 2 unsettled territories, they demonstrated little interest in abolitionism after 1800. It would again become politically influential after William Lloyd GARRISON founded the LIBERATOR in 1831 and the AMERICAN ANTISLAVERY SOCIETY was formed in 1833. Abolitionism was a major cause of southern alienation from the Union, because its fanatical wing advocated the disregard of slavery's constitutional protections and routinely disparaged southern society in a highly insulting fashion.
A dictionary of American history by Thomas L. Purvis