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Most historians agree that Daley's primary motivation for building housing projects for urban Blacks was to make good on promised construction contracts and payback schemes.
Despite increasing national exposure for civil rights reforms in 1964, President Johnson was still more interested in keeping southern states within the Democratic Party at the time.
During its existence, the Children's Aid Society transported over 100,000 orphans from cities to primarily rural areas.
Of the many conflicted people at the Chicago convention, perhaps Hubert Humphrey was among the most divided - while always anti-war in sentiment (like Eugene McCarthy), he could not challenge Lyndon Johnson because he was named as his running mate.
When Edison's own General Electric Corporation decided to adopt Westinghouse's alternating current, Edison never set foot in any G.E. office or plant again.
In order to establish himself as a wronged spouse, wealthy playboy Harry Thaw actually financed a motion picture of the circumstances surrounding the murder of Evelyn Nesbit's lover.
At the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Frederick Jackson Turner announced to the world that the American frontier was "closed."
Most historians attribute the introduction of the horse for the rise of the Plains Indian culture and the building of railroads for its demise.
Though family farms are looked on with sentimentality, many early 20th century family farms were pieces of huge "bonanza farms" from a few decades earlier.
Though the European war was already essentially won by the Allies, more Americans were killed, wounded, or captured in the early days of the Bulge campaign than any other single engagement in US history.
Black filmmakers produced over 500 feature movies before 1950.
One of the early adherents to occult spiritualism was Mary Todd Lincoln, who invested considerable time in "mediums" after the death of her son Willie.
Frustrated at the Supreme Court's treatment of New Deal legislation, FDR unsuccessfully attempted to introduce a law that would give the President the power to appoint new Justices whether other Justices had retired or not.
Inspired by his cousin Theodore's political career, Franklin Roosevelt mapped a very similar path to the Presidency at the young age of 25 - aspirations that closely matched his actual achievements.
This episode reveals that during the days before the landing, an outraged General Patton was assigned to lead a mock operation to mislead the Germans into believing that the Allied invasion force was coming at Calais.
One of the reasons the United States was not generous in allowing European Jewish immigrants in the 30s and 40s was the already high unemployment of the Great Depression.
After making a pilgrimage to Mecca shortly before his assassination, Malcolm X showed slightly more willingness to include white Americans in the discussion of civil rights.
Villa originally had the tacit support of the US government, however he lost it after he attacked border settlements when sympathy was switched to one of his political rivals.
Amelia Earhart was interested in a variety of subjects early in her life, including medicine and poetry. She was taught to fly in her early 20s by another woman aviator.
One of the biggest disasters of the Eisenhower administration came when the CIA convinced Ike to proclaim that Gary Powers' lost (and downed) U2 was a NASA weather plane.