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Controversy

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Avignon
location of alternate papacy (1309–1377). [Fr. Hist.: Bishop, 376]
Birth of a Nation, The
film elicits emotional response (1915). [Am. Cinema: Griffith, 36–39]
Chicago 8 trial
alleged ringleaders of Chicago riots tried in circus atmosphere (1969). [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 630]
Drell Scott decision
Supreme Court decision concerning freedom of slaves (1857). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 151–152]
Origin of Species, The
once revolutionary theory of evolution and natural selection (1859). [Br. Science: The Origin of Species]
Pentagon Papers
Defense Department’s Vietnam policy papers leaked to press. [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 376]
Rite of Spring, The
Stravinsky’s score caused riot at premiere (1913). [Music Hist.: Thompson, 1900]
Sacco and Vanzetti
(Nicola, 1891–1927) (Bartolomeo, 1888–1927) Italian immigrants tried and executed for murder in witch-hunt for anarchists. [Am. Hist.: Sacco-Vanzetti Case: A Transcript]
Scopes trial
concerning the teaching of evolution in public schools (1925). [Am. Hist.: Allen, 142–146]
Scottsboro Case
cause célèbre concerning nine Negro men, two white girls (1931). [Am. Hist.: Hart, 753]
scrap of paper
pre-WWI Belgian neutrality; German disregard precipitated British involvement. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 450]
Stamp Act
legislative development contributing to American Revolution (1765). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 475]
Tonkin Gulf
disputed N. Vietnamese attacks escalated U.S. war effort (1964). [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 595]
Warren Report
government’s much disputed conclusion that President Kennedy’s assassin acted alone. [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 594]
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