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64,017.  Buffalo New York today looks very different from how it did on the afternoon of September 6th 1901.   At the time US President William McKinley was visiting the city's great pan-American exposition ... Suddenly gun shots split the air: McKinley staggers as two bullets thump into him.  (Assassinations & US Presidents & United States of America)  Infamous Assassinations: The Assassination of President McKinley

 

64,018.  Just one year into his second term.  (Assassinations & US Presidents & United States of America)  ibid.

 

64,019.  By now the US is at war with Spain.  The war begins in April 1898 over Cuba's demand for independence from Spanish rule.  (Assassinations & US Presidents & United States of America)  ibid.

 

64,020.  [Leon] Czolgosz’s sanity is drawn into question.  (Assassinations & US Presidents & United States of America)  ibid.

 

 

32,631.  In September 1901 [William] McKinley was assassinated.  Theodore Roosevelt, then aged forty-two, became the youngest president to hold the presidency to date.  (Assassinations & US Presidents & United States of America)  Ultimate Guide to the Presidents: Call of Duty 1899-1921 e5

 

32,632.  Taft: He was a reluctant leader and felt out of place in the White House.  (US Presidents & United States of America)  ibid.

 

32,633.  [Woodrow] Wilson: 2.8 million men would be drafted, and the top income tax rate was raised to 77% to cover defense spending.  (US Presidents & United States of America)  ibid.

 

 

92,268.  America in the 1920s was a country poised for a fresh start … The Times called for a stronger leader.  (US Presidents & United States of America)  Ultimate Guide to the Presidents: Changing of the Guard 1920-1945 e6

 

92,269.  Warren Harding was an easy-going everyman.  (US Presidents & United States of America)  ibid.

 

92,270.  Some Cabinet members just couldn’t resist using their unfettered power for personal gain.  (US Presidents & United States of America)  ibid.

 

92,271.  At 2.30 in the morning 51-year-old vice-president Calvin Coolidge was woken at his family’s Vermont home to be told of Harding’s death.  (US Presidents & United States of America)  ibid.

 

92,272.  Coolidge barely uttered a word.  (US Presidents & United States of America)  ibid.

 

92,273.  The torch of conservative leadership was passed to Herbert Hoover.  (US Presidents & United States of America)  ibid.

 

92,274.  1933 on the 4th March Franklin Delano Roosevelt arrived at the capital to take the oath of office.  (US Presidents & United States of America)  ibid.

 

 

32,634.  At the end of the Second World War in 1945 America emerged as a global superpower.  But the ensuing Cold War then presented the US with a very new crisis.  (US Presidents & United States of America)  Ultimate Guide to the Presidents: Hail to the Chief 1945-1964 e7

 

32,635.  Truman's approval ratings fell to 22% in February 1952.  (US Presidents & United States of America)  ibid.

 

32,636.  Eisenhower ... preferred covert action in proxy wars.  (US Presidents & United States of America)  ibid.

 

32,637.  Kennedy and Nixon were the first candidates to have a televised debate.  Over seventy-seven million people, two-thirds of the adult American population, tuned in.  (US Presidents & United States of America)  ibid.

 

 

32,638.  Over the last fifty years US presidents have attempted to exert their power for vastly different results ... The power of the office has increased.  (US Presidents & United States of America)  Ultimate Guide to the Presidents: Mantle of Power 1965-2013 e8

 

32,639.  By the end of his [Johnson’s] presidency more than half a million [troops] were stationed across the Pacific.  (US Presidents & United States of America)  ibid.

 

32,640.  Additional abuses of power on Nixon’s part: he’d authorised wire-taps, approved payments to cover up the scandal, and misused the CIA to divert an FBI investigation.  Nixon, however, appeared unfazed.  (US Presidents & United States of America & Nixon)  ibid.

 

32,641.  The everyman image that got Carter elected as the 39th US president worked against him whilst he was in the White House.  (US Presidents & United States of America)  ibid. 

 

32,642.  Reagan: he would preside over a shift of power away from Congress and back to the Executive mansion.  (US Presidents & United States of America)  ibid.

 

 

92,276.  Newspapers were awash with sensational details of Italian crime families.  (United States of America & Mafia & Mafia: Italy & Mafia: US Italy)   The Italian Americans: La Famiglia 1890-1910, PBS

 

92,277.  At the dawn of the twentieth century over four million Italians arrived in America ... Those who remained struggled to find their place in the American mainstream.  (United States of America & Mafia & Mafia: Italy & Mafia: US Italy)  ibid.

 

92,278.  By 1870, after only a decade of Italian unification, the economic conditions in the south forced many southern Italians to flee their villages in search of work in America.  (United States of America & Mafia & Mafia: Italy & Mafia: US Italy)   ibid.

 

92,279.  The word Mafia began to crop up in newspapers across the country.  (United States of America & Mafia & Mafia: Italy & Mafia: US Italy)   ibid.

 

 

92,280.  Overnight [Rudolph] Valentino became one of the silent-era film's biggest stars.  (United States of America & Film & Actor)  The Italian Americans: Becoming Americans 1910-1930

 

92,281.  At the front of the picket lines were the Italians.  (United States of America & Solidarity & Strike & Industrial Action)  ibid.

 

92,282.  For Italians these festivals were more than a religious tradition – they were an affirmation of their culture.  ibid.

 

92,283.  Attorney General [A Mitchell] Palmer went on a mission to track down every last anarchist in America.  (United States of America & Anarchism & Italy)  ibid.

 

92,284.  Now indicted for first-degree murder, Sacco and Vanzetti stood trial in the summer of 1921.  From the start it was clear that the case was really about anarchy, and being Italian.  (United States of America & Anarchism & Murder Cases & Italy & Miscarriages of Justice)  ibid.

 

92,285.  Johnson-Reed Act: which set strict immigration quotes for Italians.  (United States of America & Italy & Immigration)  ibid.

 

92,286.  Overnight, illegal bootlegging became a multi-million dollar trade.  (United States of America & Italy)  ibid.

 

92,287.  The majority of Americans found mainstream success.  (United States of America & Italy)  ibid.

 

 

92,288.  On July 1st 1941 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx Italian Joe di Maggio was on an electrifying forty-four game winning streak.  (United States of America & Italy & Baseball)  The Italian Americans: Loyal Americans 1930-1945  

 

92,289.  La Guardia campaigned on a strong anti-corruption platform.  (United States of America & Italy)  ibid.

 

92,290.  Italian-American families proudly sent their boys to war.  (United States of America & Italy)  ibid.

 

92,291.  Italian-Americans increasingly came under suspicion by the federal government.  (United States of America & Italy)  ibid.

 

92,292.  In California an estimated 10,000 Italians were forced to evacuate their homes.  (United States of America & Italy)  ibid.

 

 

92,293.  The Rat Pack briefly became the Jack Pack.  (United States of America & Italy)  The Italian Americans: American Dream 1945-Today

 

92,294.  TV screens across the country were inundated with reports of a government crack-down on organised crime.  (United States of America & Italy & Mafia: US)  ibid.

 

92,295.  Not all Italian-Americans had such a positive response to The Godfather.  (United States of America & Italy & Mafia: US)  ibid.

 

92,296.  Italian stereotypes have been mined for their entertainment value.  (United States of America & Italy & Mafia: US)  ibid.

 

 

5,314.  It is only when we speak what is right that we stand a chance at night of being blown to bits in our homes.  Can we call this a free country when I am afraid to go to sleep in my own home in Mississippi? ... I might not live two hours after I get back home, but I want to be a part of setting the Negro free in Mississippi.  (Civil Liberties & Rights & Mississippi & United States of America)  Fannie Lou Hamer, cited Hay Mills ‘This Little Light of Mine’

 

 

5,315.  With the people, for the people, by the people.  I crack up when I hear it; I say, with the handful, for the handful, by the handful, ’cause that’s what really happens.  (Civil Liberties & Rights & United States of America)  Fannie Lou Hamer cited ibid.

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