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  German Chancellors - Bundeskanzler, Reichskanzler of Germany
During the period of the North German Confederation from 1867 until the German unification in 1871, Bundeskanzler was also the title used by Bismarck.
In the 1871 German Empire, the Reichskanzler served both as the Kaiser's first minister, and as presiding officer of the Bundesrat, the upper chamber of the Imperial German parliament.
The new constitution of the 1919 Weimar Republic said that the Reichskanzler was appointed by the Imperial President, but that the parliament had the right to dismiss a chancellor or any of the ministers.
www.germannotes.com /hist_germany_chancellor.shtml   (615 words)

 American Experience | The Presidents | Harry S. Truman | PBS
In his speech, the president stated "I believe it must be the policy of the United States to support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures." Congress agreed with the president and overwhelmingly approved the aid.
The president began an unofficial campaign early in June, during a cross-country train trip to the University of California at Berkeley, where he was scheduled to receive an honorary degree.
He was the first president to address the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and the first president to ask Congress for comprehensive civil rights legislation.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/presidents/33_truman/printable.html   (4877 words)

When San Martin was elected president in 1944, he abandoned his earlier reformist ideas and became the first of a series of increasingly corrupt elected regimes over the next eight years.
The CIA assured President Kennedy that if matters were allowed to go on as they were, Castro would be strengthened in power (which was untrue) and that the invasion would be success because of the Cuban people, led by the anti-Castro underground, would rise against him as soon as they heard of the landing.
President Diem's brother Nhu was the actual power in the government heading up a semi-secret political organization that controlled all military and civil appointments.
www.mail-archive.com /ctrl@listserv.aol.com/msg04217.html   (5452 words)

 German Presidents - Political position and list of Presidents of Germany
The Reichspräsident ("Reich President") was the German head of state during the period of the 1919-1933 Weimar Republic and the title was later briefly revived in 1945.
The office of Federal President was first established with the creation of West Germany in 1949, and is the successor to the office of Reichspräsident ("Reich President") that existed during the Weimar Republic (1919-1933) and at the start and the end of the Third Reich.
The office of Federal President is open to all Germans who are entitled to vote in Bundestag elections and have reached the age of forty, but no one may serve more than two five year terms.
www.germannotes.com /hist_germany_presidents.shtml   (551 words)

 Williams College | Presidents
While president, Dennett was extremely critical of the conservatism and homogeneity of Williams and sought to modernize Williams on both counts.
Before coming to the presidency he had served Williams as a professor of Latin and French, and Yale as a professor of German; his first five years as president of the College, he was also president of the Modern Languages Association, the new and significant organization of language scholars.
During his presidency he raised over a million dollars, directed a building program that added eight new buildings to the College plant, doubled the size of the faculty, dropped Greek as an admission requirement, increased electives in the curriculum and welcomed the introduction of the honor system.
www.williams.edu /home/presidents.php   (6279 words)

In the last decades of the German Empire, in imitation of the English system, a few families were ennobled with titles that passed on only to the eldest son, the remainder retaining either their father's former title (which he also still carried) or just untitled nobility.
Not every German noble family is included, as most often the family concerned must contribute financially to its inclusion, or the family may be too small, poor, or unwilling to warrant repeated updating.
Both German and Austrian empires ceased to exist after World War I, and the imperial titles have not been carried since the last emperors died (Wilhelm II of Germany in 1941, Karl of Austria in 1922).
worldroots.com /brigitte/royal/germannobility.htm   (3210 words)

 World Almanac for Kids
Chosen president of Princeton in 1902, Wilson tried to establish a preceptorial system that would provide individual instruction for students and to divide the university into colleges modeled on those at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge in England.
Wilson left the White House in March 1921, a broken man. In the 1920 election a landslide victory was won by the conservative Republican candidate, Warren G. Harding, who called for a return to “normalcy” and a repudiation of virtually all Wilson’s domestic and foreign politics.
Of the presidents since the American Civil War, only Franklin D. Roosevelt rivals him in importance in U.S. and world history, and both at home and abroad Roosevelt in most ways took up where Wilson had left off.
www.worldalmanacforkids.com /explore/presidents/wilson_woodrow.html   (1575 words)

 A List of all the Children of the Presidents of the United States
Alex enlisted in the German Army at the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War in 1870.
Nellie was 13 years old when her father became president and only 18 when she was married to the British diplomat Algernon Sartoris (pronounced "sartriss") in a extravagant White House wedding.
President Garfield's assassination was seen first hand, by his own son "Jimmy," at the tender age of 15.
www.presidentschildren.com /list.htm   (11601 words)

 Re: [CTRL] Bill Clinton: Deadbeat Dad?
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The bank's = president was Baker Lovett, cousin of James A. Baker III, and grandson = of the first president of Rice University, Odell Lovett, a friend of = Woodrow Wilson at Princeton.
Since it had recently received = $2.3 billion cash profit from the sale of Sunoco stock, with which it = had tried and failed to purchase control of DuPont's St. Joe Minerals, = the Scottish-financed liquor barons at Seagrams saw another chance to = grab something prized by the New Englanders-control of Conoco.
www.mail-archive.com /ctrl@listserv.aol.com/msg01120.html   (6330 words)

 Dead Vice Presidents
His one important act as vice president was to cast the tie-breaking vote in 1899 against an amendment to the treaty with Spain that would have promised future independence for the Philippine Islands.
As Senate president, Fairbanks had little direct power to affect the course of legislation, but working in tandem with the Republican leadership he was able to play a role in passing the president's ambitious legislative program that included the Pure Food and Drug Act.
While the vice president was in Flint, Michigan, police arrested a man in the crowd carrying a.32-caliber revolver and pockets full of "socialistic literature." This incident surely evoked memories of the assassination of President McKinley.
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 Do You Speak American . What Speech Do We Like Best? . Beastly | PBS
Current dictionaries list catsup and catchup as alternative spellings but fail to note that while the former is still fairly common the latter is rarely used by anyone over the age of ten.
Since it cannot be stated unequivocally that one pronunciation of rout is right and the other wrong, I present the following historical evidence, which you can use to make up your mind, bolster your case, or live and let live, as you prefer.
Since then ROWT has gained a good deal of ground, but ROOT still appears to hold the lead among educated speakers, and all four major current American dictionaries list in first.
www.pbs.org /speak/speech/beastly   (8604 words)

 Guide and Index to Lists of Rulers
One motivation is that history is often not taught anymore in terms of dynasties and rulers, since this is thought (by an academic elite comfortably supported by the taxpayers) to be too elitist and too removed from the life of the people.
The arrangement of these lists thus follows Bryce's principle of universalist ideology, centering on Rome but extending to similar to ideas outside of the Roman world.
The Frankish and German Emperors thought of themselves as the "true" Roman Emperors, with the blessing of the Popes in Rome itself.
www.friesian.com /histindx.htm   (3022 words)

 The 125th Anniversary of the International Review of the Red Cross - A Faithful Record -
This was the spearhead of the activities conducted by the League, which had a longstanding reputation as being the organization most rapidly on the spot and with the highest performance in the field.
The concept of the Movement's unity is a complex one: it cannot be merged with the principles of solidarity and universality which underpin it, for it comprises structural, organizational and relational factors in addition to its moral element.
The stakes were high, since the areas of competence of the ICRC and those of the new League had to be defined while preserving the achievements already made: the National Societies' independence had to be maintained and Red Cross unity preserved.
www.icrc.org /web/eng/siteeng0.nsf/iwpList147/F2085D82735AD3DEC1256B66005964AB   (6182 words)

 By Date - Council on Foreign Relations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The paper explores how this new German orientation will develop during the German presidency of the EU during the first six months of 2007.
Since then, the new institution has struggled to reform governing bodies inherited from the OAU while shouldering challenging new peacekeeping missions.
The U.S. and Iranian presidents clashed in the spotlight at the United Nations, providing sharply different views of developments in the Middle East and underscoring the difficulties ahead in resolving the crisis over Iran’s nuclear program.
www.cfr.org /issue/publication_list.html?id=37&page=3   (1239 words)

 Master List - Finding Aids - RBSC - Princeton University Library - part 2
Master list is in two parts A to L M to Z
The MGSA is an American based nonprofit organization of scholars, students, and philhellenes established in 1968 for the purpose of promoting modern Greek studies in language, modern and Byzantine literature, history, politics, and social science in the United States, Canada, and Greece.
The letters, some in German but most in English, discuss their varied interests in the art world, their long association with Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study, and personal details on health, travel, and friends.
infoshare1.princeton.edu /rbsc2/aids/msslist/colls2.htm   (15212 words)

 Master List - Finding Aids - RBSC - Princeton University Library - part 2
Master list is in two parts A to LM to Z
Also present are background notes and memoranda by Magie, William Yale, and others on Syria, Lebanon, Armenia, Greece, and other Near East countries, his report "The Kurds of the Ottoman Empire," and his notes taken as a student of the classics in Germany (1901-1904).
Contains papers of McAneny--lectures, reports, correspondence, committee and association files, clippings, scrapbooks, and photographs--referring to his numerous positions in the government of New York City, including president of the Borough of Manhattan (1910-1913), president of the Board of Aldermen (1914-1916), and chairman of the State Transit Commission (1921).
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