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Though reviled by many Republicans for agreeing to a deficit-reduction plan that raised taxes, many economists believe that Bush saved Reagan's legacy by partially solving such problems as the savings and loan bankruptcies and the increasing costs of Social Security. His failure to attain re-election may be attributable to the death of the ferocious campaign advisor Lee Atwater - one of the only people able to convince Bush to emphasize his achievements and point out the flaws of his opponents.
George Bush might never have gone into oil exploration or politics if he had not been turned down for a marketing/sales position at Proctor & Gamble after finishing college at Yale.
Clemente was always haunted with a mystical identification with the dead and a belief that he would die young. It dated back to the time of his sister's accidental death when he was a small boy in Puerto Rico.
After the first edition of Leaves of Grass was panned by critics, Walt Whitman carried a letter of cautious encouragement from Ralph Waldo Emerson wherever he went.
Minek and his relations were brought to New York City at the request of anthropologist Franz Boaz. Though progressive for his time, Boaz housed the Inuit in the basement of the American Museum of Natural History and had Minek's father's skeleton cleaned and catalogued after he died of a respiratory disease.
Facing financial ruin in the 1910s, Cody tried to make a motion picture of his "Wild West" show - but having no feel for character personalization and close-ups, he unsuccessfully filmed the movie as massive movements of cast and animals - all from a distance.
The final installments of the series cover the successes and failures of solutions to segregation (busing, affirmative action in professional contracts and higher education) and conclude with a treatment of the unresolved issues that remain.
Despite Kit Carson's tremendous versatility as a "mountain man," scout, guide, and government operative, most of his fame was based on completely fictitious and lurid tabloid novels of the 1850s - books the illiterate Carson himself was unable to read.
These episodes document the incorporation of a unique black cultural identity into educational, artistic, and athletic aspects of American society and the more radical tactics (including the Attica Prison take-over) employed to facilitate this change.
These episodes document increasing division of opinions on how racial equality was to become a reality, including King's ultimate rejection of Vietnam but inability to sway the more radical activists.
The original Grand Central Depot, constructed by Cornelius Vanderbilt in 1871, sat astride a massive network of tracks almost impossible for the public to navigate. The switching was so tangled and confused that a tragic steam train collision occurred in 1902. The conversion to electric trains and underground passenger boarding was financed by the then-novel concept of generating income by leasing or selling the surface land to other developers.
These episodes mark the divergence in approach between disobedience and more active and violent protest in the civil rights movement.
For all the benefits and horrors brought on by Freeman's trans-orbital lobotomy procedure, it was really the introduction of the broad-effect psychotropic drug Thorazine (that essentially produced the same effect on the mind as lobotomy) that led to its disfavor.
Always doubting the Warren Commission's findings, Lyndon Johnson initially believed that either certain South Vietnamese officials or Fidel Castro operatives had been behind the assassination.