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Secretary Of State Department Of State
1,737 wordsIn August 1948, Whittaker Chambers, a former Communist appearing before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), charged that Alger Hiss, was a Communist spy. Chambers claimed that he and Hiss had belonged to the same espionage group and that Hiss had given him secret State Department documents. This group was a network of American spies recruited by the Soviet Union to collect useful information for Moscow. Alger Hiss was a Harvard-educated lawyer and a distinguished Washington figure...
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Theodore Roosevelt Rough Riders
1,939 wordsOn October 27, 1858, in New York Martha Bulloch Roosevelt gave birth to Theodore Roosevelt, her second child and first son. He was named after his father, Theodore Sr. , and was sometimes called Thee or Teedie as a nickname. He was a seventh generation Roosevelt. As a child and throughout his lifetime, Theodore suffered from severe asthma, becoming so bad that they would nearly suffocate him. His father, who refused to have a sickly child, would constantly carry him around, hoping that Theodore'...
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Spanish American War War With Spain
2,415 words... up du Lome was forced to resign over the matter, and tensions between the US and Spain increased. Six days after Hearst published the Lome letter, the USS Maine sailed into Havana harbor. The surprised Spanish, who had only been given a few hours notice that the Maine was coming, were quite upset. Although the Maine claimed to be on a friendly mission, it was a powerful warship. The Spanish authorities felt that the US was trying to intimidate them and was interfering with Spanish sovereignt...
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Warm Springs Georgia Eleanor Roosevelt
1,653 wordsRoosevelt was born at his family's estate at Hyde Park, in Dutchess County, New York on January 30, 1882. He was the only child of James Roosevelt and Sara Delano Roosevelt. James Roosevelt was a moderately successful businessman, with a variety of investments and a special interest in coal. He was also a conservative Democrat who was interested in politics. His home overlooking the Hudson River was comfortable without being ostentatious, and the family occupied a prominent position among the so...
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National Security Council U S Embassy
1,745 words... area that has been traditionally accepted as the U. S. backyard. (CIA, Briefing by Richard Helms for the National Security Council, 1970) Covert funds were passed into Chilean congressional campaigns; CIA agents stayed close to displeased Chilean military officers; to keep the military on edge, the CIA planted false propaganda suggesting that the Chilean left planned to take control of the armed forces. The CIA also secretly spent $ 1. 5 million as bribes into one of Chiles leading newspaper...
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Franklin D Roosevelt
2,075 wordsWhat Fdr Franklin Delano Roosevelt What is the true definition of a hero / role model? What criteria must a certain person meet to be recognized as a hero / role model? These questions can never truly be answered because everyone has their own opinion, making it impossible to create a universal criteria that an individual must meet to be considered a hero / role model. Though society as a whole may never agree on the criteria that one must achieve to become one; individuals within it are constan...
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Three Mile Island Coal And Oil
1,214 wordsEntering the twenty-first century, six billion people inhabit the earth. A number that is expected to double in a hundred and twenty years, yet only 4 % of that world population lives in the Untied States. Even though the Untied States is only 4 % of the population of the world, it still uses 25 % of the world? s resources. This statistic is most important with the argument of food consumption, with so many countries starving, but it also means that the United States uses 25 % of the world? s en...
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt World War Ii
1,889 wordsFranklin Delano Roosevelt, who lived from 1882 to 1945, was the 32 nd President of United States (Electric Library). Roosevelt became the president in March 1933 at the depth of the Great Depression, was re-elected for an unprecedented three more terms, and died in office in April 1945. He died less than a month before the surrender of Germany in World War II (Electric Library). Despite an attack of poliomyelitis, which paralyzed his legs in 1921, he was a charismatic optimist whose confidence h...
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Peoples Republic Presidential Elections
2,872 wordsRecognition Of The Chen Shui-Bian Government In Recognition Of The Chen Shui-Bian Government In Taiwan Current United States policy towards the Peoples Republic of China and Taiwan is the culmination of nearly three decades of trilateral diplomatic activity and is based, ostensibly, upon four policy documents. These cornerstones of Sino-American relations are the Joint U. S. -China Community? of Shanghai, China, issued on February 27, 1972; the Joint Community? on the Establishment of Diplomatic...
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