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Huey Long: The Great Depression’s Class Warrior




“He was a Populist hero and a corrupt demagogue, hailed as a champion of the poor and reviled as a dictator. [He] built his remarkable career…on a platform of social reform and justice, all the while employing graft and corruption … Continue reading




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Alexander Hamilton: A Short Life with Great Accomplishments




Even the casual student of American History knows the name of Alexander Hamilton, and many can identify his achievements as miltary hero and aide to George Washington, as co-author of The Federalist Papers which secured the ratification of the Constitution, … Continue reading




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Tips From John G. Johnson, Philadelphia’s Greatest Lawyer




Over a period of more than 275 years, Philadelphia has produced a disproportionate share of America’s top lawyers. Beginning in 1735 with Andrew Hamilton’s successful defense of the printer John Peter Zenger against a charge of seditious libel in the … Continue reading




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Abraham Lincoln, Trial Lawyer




Twenty-six of America’s forty-four presidents have been lawyers. Of these, the one with the most significant private practice was Abraham Lincoln, whose legal career began in 1836 and ended only after he was inaugurated in 1861. Lincoln was involved in … Continue reading




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