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Open Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971
Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971

( ăch'ĭsӘn ), 1893–1971, U.S. secretary of state (1949–52), b. Middletown, Conn., grad. Yale, Harvard Law School. He was (1919–21) private secretary

Open Activism

Activism is action on behalf of a cause, action that goes beyond what is conventional or routine. The action might be door-to-door canvassing,

Acton, John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, Baron, 1834-1902

1834–1902, English historian, b. Naples; grandson of Sir John Francis Edward Acton and of Emmerich Joseph, duc de Dalberg. Denied entrance into

Adams, Charles Francis, 1807-1886

T he grandson of President John Adams and the son of President John Quincy Adams, Charles Francis Adams (August 18, 1807-November 21, 1886) was a

Adams, Gerry, 1948-

Northern Irish Republican politician, leader (president) of Sinn Fein from 1983, member of Parliament for Belfast West 1983–92 and since 1997. He has

Adams, Henry, 1838-1918

(1838–1918), American writer and historian, b. Boston; son of Charles Francis Adams (1807–86). He was secretary (1861–68) to his father, then U.S.

Open Adams, John, 1735-1826
Adams, John, 1735-1826

1735-1826 Second President of the United States After a distinguished career during the American Revolution, John Adams continued to serve his country

Open Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848

1767-1848 Sixth President of the United States The political career of John Quincy Adams spanned 70 years, from the American Revolution to the Mexican

Open Adams, Samuel, 1722-1803
Adams, Samuel, 1722-1803

(1722–1803), political leader in the American Revolution, signer of the Declaration of Independence, b. Boston, Mass.; second cousin of John Adams. An

Open Addams, Jane, 1860-1935
Addams, Jane, 1860-1935

Jane Addams, social reformer, settlement house leader, and peace advocate, was born on September 6, 1860, in Cedarville, Illinois, a little town near