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Speech by Samuel Gompers on World War I

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Samuel Gompers

Samuel Gompers was a founding member and the first president of the American Federation of Labor (AFL). He served as president of the AFL for nearly 40 years, beginning December 8, 1886 and ending when he died on December 13, 1924. Gompers is often regarded as one of the most important leaders in U.S. labor…  Read more.
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Boston Marathon Bombing

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Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth (Herring) Warren was born on June 22, 1949 in Oklahoma to a struggling middle-class family. In 1968, she married Jim Warren and raised two children with him until they divorced ten years later. Warren graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in speech pathology from the University of Houston in 1970. After working as…  Read more.