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Otto von Bismarck Removing His Helmet

Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck (1 April 1815 – 30 July 1898) was a German-Prussian statesman of the late 19th century, and a dominant figure in world affairs. As Ministerpräsident, or Prime Minister, of Prussia from 1862–1890, he oversaw the … Continue reading

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McCarthyism

In 1953, Senator Joseph McCarthy (1908-1957) of Wisconsin launched a series of investigations to indentify communist sympathizers he believed had infiltrated the United States government. Before the Senate ended his high-profile crusade a year later, McCarthy had convened dozens of … Continue reading

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James Garfield

20th U.S. president James Garfield

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Henry Cabot Lodge

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Adlai Stevenson

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Taft on the telephone

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William R. King

William Rufus DeVane King (April 7, 1786 – April 18, 1853) was the 13th Vice President of the United States, and earlier a U.S. Representative from North Carolina, Minister to France, and a Senator from Alabama. King died of tuberculosis … Continue reading

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