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In the bitter debate over the War of 1812, the decorated veteran nearly died fighting a Baltimore mob in defense of an unpopular Federalist publisher.
In 1917, fed up with the inaction of conservative suffragists, Alice Paul decided on the unorthodox strategy of pressuring the president directly
The young nation was lucky to have the only candidate on earth who could do the job.
The architect of American race relations in the twentieth century, he ended legal segregation in the United States and became the first African-American on the Supreme Court.