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By Thomas L. Purvis

This e-book is concise, effortless -to-use consultant to the contributors, peoples, events, pursuits, occasions, judgements and wars that experience formed the historical past of the U.S..

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Neither legal hearings nor proof of guilt was required. It was applied against several immigrant editors of newspapers supporting the DEMOCRATIC PARTY before it expired on 25 June 1800. Alien Property Custodian scandal The Alien Property Custodian's office was caretaker for enemy-owned businesses under the TRADING WITH THE ENEMY ACT and had responsibility for transferring them to private ownership after WORLD WAR I. In 1921 the custodian took a $274,000 bribe to transfer the American Metal Co. to Richard Merton and associates, and shared $50,000 with Attorney General Harry DAUGHERTY.

In 19629, the defoliation program sprayed almost half (7,800 square miles) of the country's rain forest and contaminated 800 square miles of farmland. US veterans alleged that agent orange, which contained dioxin, caused many service-connected disabilities; they filed a class-action suit in 1979, and in 1984 accepted an out-of-court settlement creating a court-administered fund of $180,000,000 to pay $3,200 to each veteran injured by exposure to the chemical. Agnew, Spiro Theodore (b. , 9 November 1918) In 1947 Agnew began practicing law at Baltimore.

From 1920 to 1970, it lost 1,258,500 residents, mostly blacks moving to northern cities, and its racial composition shifted greatly. Ala. was a prominent battleground of the CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT and site of the MONTGOMERY BUS BOYCOTT, the BIRMINGHAM DESEGREGATION VIOLENCE, SELMA FREEDOM MARCH, and Governor George WALLACE's defiance of federal court orders to integrate the University of Alabama in 1963. By 1990 Ala. 1 percent were foreign-born. Manufacturing employed 23 percent of the work force and mining 8 percent.

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