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- William Jennings Bryan : (March 19, 1860 – July 26, 1925) American politician, Democratic presidential nominee and lawyer in the Scopes Trial.
- Wilmot Proviso : A proposal, advanced several times 1848-54 but never adopted, for the U.S. Congress to forbid the expansion of slavery into the Southwest.
- Yankee : An American of New England origin or heritage; a Northerner in the American Civil War