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progressivism

(Encyclopedia) progressivism, in U.S. history, a broadly based reform movement that reached its height early in the 20th cent. In the decades following the Civil War rapid industrialization…

Progressive party

(Encyclopedia) Progressive party, in U.S. history, the name of three political organizations, active, respectively, in the presidential elections of 1912, 1924, and 1948. Election of 1912…

Dorothy Day Biography

Dorothy Daysocial activist, journalist, and cofounder of the Catholic Worker movementBorn: 1897Birthplace: New York, N.Y. From 1914 to 1916, Day attended the University of Illinois, where she joined…

William McKinley Biography

William McKinleyBorn: 1/29/1843Birthplace: Niles, Ohio William McKinley was born in Niles, Ohio, on Jan. 29, 1843. He taught school, then served in the Civil War, rising from the ranks to…

Jonathan BOURNE, Jr., Congress, OR (1855-1940)

Senate Years of Service: 1907-1913 Party: Republican BOURNE Jonathan, Jr. , a Senator from Oregon; born in New Bedford, Bristol County, Mass., February 23, 1855; attended private schools and…

Edwin Sidney BROUSSARD, Congress, LA (1874-1934)

Senate Years of Service: 1921-1933 Party: Democrat BROUSSARD Edwin Sidney , a Senator from Louisiana; born near Loreauville, in Iberia Parish, La., December 4, 1874; attended the public schools and…

Robert Foligny BROUSSARD, Congress, LA (1864-1918)

Senate Years of Service: 1915-1918 Party: Democrat BROUSSARD Robert Foligny , a Representative and a Senator from Louisiana; born on the 'Mary Louise' plantation, near New Iberia, Iberia Parish, La…

Stephen Mallory WHITE, Congress, CA (1853-1901)

Senate Years of Service: 1893-1899 Party: Democrat WHITE Stephen Mallory , a Senator from California; born in San Francisco, Calif., January 19, 1853; moved with his parents to Santa Cruz County,…

Wisconsin

(Encyclopedia) Wisconsin wĭskŏn´sən, –sĭn, upper midwestern state of the United States. It is bounded by Lake Superior and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, from which it is divided in part by the…

United States

(Encyclopedia) United States, officially United States of America, republic (2015 est. pop. 319,929,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third…