Category : Politics

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Force Acts

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Congress enacted three statutes in 1870 and 1871 to protect the right of blacks to vote in the southern states and to suppress anti-reconstruction terrorism....
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Robert Kennedy

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Robert Kennedy was attorney general during his brother John F. Kennedy’s administration. He later served as a U.S. Senator and was assassinated during his run...
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J. Edgar Hoover

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J. Edgar Hoover joined the Justice Department in 1917 and was named director of the Department’s Bureau of Investigation in 1924. When the Bureau reorganized...
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COINTELPRO

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The FBI ran a domestic counter-intelligence program (COINTELPRO) that quickly evolved from a legitimate effort to protect national security from hostile foreign threats into an...
Civil RightsPolitics

Separate but equal

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“Separate but equal” refers to the infamously racist decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) that allowed the use of segregation...
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Lyman Trumbull

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Lyman Trumbull, (born Oct. 12, 1813, Colchester, Conn., U.S.—died June 25, 1896, Chicago, Ill.), U.S. senator from Illinois whose independent views during the Civil War...
Politics

Andrew Johnson

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With the Assassination of Lincoln, the Presidency fell upon an old-fashioned southern Jacksonian Democrat of pronounced states’ rights views. Although an honest and honorable man,...