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Liberalism

The term & 34;liberalism& 34; has meant many things over the centuries, but since the New Deal, it has been identified with the belief that government is able, and morally required, to improve the economic and social well-being of Americans, particularly those who are disadvantaged. The New Deal itself was transitory, but liberal programs have included Social Security, Medicare, and a range of labor, civil rights, and environmental legislation.
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Sherman Antitrust Act

The last third of the 19th century witnessed the development of business conglomerates or trusts. State governments, mostly in the West and South, passed laws to regulate corporate behavior, but the wily trusts simply established themselves in friendly states such as Delaware and New Jersey.The Sherman Antitrust Act, the first federal antitrust law, authorized federal action against any & 34;combination in the form of trusts or otherwise, or conspiracy, in restraint of trade.
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Women During the Revoutionary War - History

Women During the Revolutionary WarBy Awet AmedechielThe majority of colonial women made small, but vital contributions to the Revolutionary War effort. Betsy Ross& 39; mythical creation of the first flag of the United States is the most famous female achievement of the Revolutionary era, but it is only one example of the many stories of women making a difference during and after the war.
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Saddam Hussein captured

After spending nine months on the run, former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is captured on December 13, 2003. Saddam’s downfall began on March 20, 2003, when the United States led an invasion force into Iraq to topple his government, which had controlled the country for more than 20 years.Saddam Hussein was born into a poor family in Tikrit, 100 miles outside of Baghdad, in 1937.
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