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Abbott, Diane

UK left-of-centre Labour Party politician, member of Parliament from 1987 for Hackney North and Stoke Newington. The first black woman to be elected

Abdication

(in a political sense, renunciation of high public office, usually by a monarch. Some abdications have been purely voluntary and resulted in no loss

Open Abolition movement
Abolition movement

A movement culminating in the late 18th and early 19th centuries that aimed first to end the slave trade , and then to abolish the institution of

Absolutism

A system of rule in which there are no legal or authoritative limits on the reach of the ruler. The ruler may be an individual or the holder of an

Achaean League

( Әkē'Әn ), confederation of cities on the Gulf of Corinth. The First Achaean League, about which little is known, was formed presumably before the

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

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