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Jeremiah Haralson; (Apr.1,1846 –1916), enslaved until 1865, served as a Republican member of Congress during Reconstruction. He was known for being a powerful orator.

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Donald Trump Is a Useful Idiot for Dangerous People

That republican members of Congress refused to air these concerns prior to the election because it would hurt their chances; that Trump encouraged it over the summer suggests foreknowledge; and worst of all, that there are still unreleased documents on the Republican Party suggests that potential leaks can be held over its members as they assume control of Congress and the White House.

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FIRST BLACK MEMBERS OF CONGRESS. For much of the Reconstruction era, from 1869 to 1877, the Federal Government assumed political control of the former states of the Confederacy. Voters in the South elected more than 600 African American state legislators and 16 members of Congress. Black and white citizens established several progressive state governments that attempted to extend educational opportunities and civil and political rights to everyone.

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Jeanette Rankin holds an esteemed place in United States history as the first woman elected to the House of Representatives and the only member of Congress to vote against two world wars. Rankin made a name for herself as a skilled lobbyist, organizer, politician, and pacifist.

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DEBRA GIFFORD (@lovemyyorkie14) | Twitter If 12 yr term limits were the law, 227 members of congress would be out of this job. #TermLimits4Congress

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LBJ with Senate Majority Leader Thomas Green (1957). This is a perfect example of the way LBJ manipulated/frightened members of Congress to get things done his way.

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I understand and support gun rights, but the NRA and the industry they take the heat for have taken leave of their senses.

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