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Michigan History

Colonial History of Michigan


Early National History of Michigan

  • Developed Article Walk-in-the-Water: First steamship on the Great Lakes (1818). [e]
  • Stub Black Swamp: A region in northwestern Ohio in the river valley of the Maumee River. [e]
  • Developing Article Lewis Cass: (1782-1866) U.S. politician from the state of Michigan. [e]

Nineteenth Century (post-statehood) History

  • Stub John B. Corliss: John B. Corliss (1851-1929) was a Detroit, Michigan, lawyer, member of Congress, and electric railroad promoter. [e]

Twentieth Century History

  • Developed Article Chase Osborn: Chase Osborn (1860-1949) was a newspaper publisher, iron ore prospector, and progressive republican politician from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan who was Michigan's 27th governor. [e]
  • Developing Article Frank Murphy: Frank Murphy (1890-1949) lawyer, jurist, and politician, was mayor of Detroit, colonial administrator of the Philippines, Governor of Michigan, U.S. Attorney General, and U.S. Supreme Court Justice. [e]


  • Developing Article Railway history: The story of the railways of the world from the early 19th century in Britain to the present day. [e]



  • Developing Article History of railways in Canada: A description of the history of railways in Canada from its first railway in 1836 to the present. [e]
  • Stub Canadian National Railway: A Canadian Class I railway operated by the Canadian National Railway Company headquartered in Montreal, Quebec. [e]
  • Approved Article Grand Trunk Railway: A Canadian railway system based primarily in Ontario and Quebec, with operations over much of Canada and neighboring parts of the United States, that subsequently became the basis for Canadian National Railways. [e]
  • Developed Article Canadian Northern Railway: The Canadian Northern Railway was a regional Canadian railroad that became Canada's third transcontinental railroad, Canada's largest business failure, and the foundation for the Canadian National Railway. [e]



Social Security Research


  • Stub Glass-Steagall Act of 1932: U.S. banking legislation that changed lending laws and released U.S. reserves of gold. Intended to be an inflationary reaction to the worsening Great Depression but was not successful. [e]
  • Stub Glass-Steagall Act: Major U.S. banking legislation passed during Great Depression incorporated into the Banking Act of 1933 which separated commercial banking from investment banking among other acts. Partially repealed in 1999. [e]
  • Approved Article Arthur J. Altmeyer: A key figure in the design and implementation of the U. S. Social Security system for the first 40 years of the program. [e]
  • Social insurance: Usually state-sponsored labor insurance for career-debilitating occurrances (e.g., disability, unemployment, death, etc.). [e]
  • Developing Article Abraham Epstein: Russian-born economist who was devoted to the causes of social justice and social insurance. [e]
  • Developing Article Isaac Max Rubinow: Advocate of national health and social insurance whose Social Insurance (1913) was an influence in forming progressive policy on the subject of unemployment compensation and national health insurance in the U.S. [e]
  • Developing Article Brain trust: Group of advisers who control the intellectual and creative aspects of an organization. [e]

Working on

  • Developing Article New Deal: The name President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave to the series of programs between 1933–1938 with the goal of relief, recovery and reform of the United States economy during the Great Depression. [e]
  • Developing Article National Recovery Administration: A New Deal era U.S. government agency created in 1933 and abolished in 1935 by the Supreme Court that sought to regulate competition in the United States economy by wage and price controls. [e]
  • Developed Article Reconstruction Finance Corporation: An independent agency of the United States government chartered in 1932 which gave $2 billion in aid to state and local governments and made loans to banks, railroads, farm mortgage associations, and other businesses. [e]*
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  • John R. Commons: Institutional economist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. [e]
  • Samuel Crowther: Samuel Crowther was an American Journalist of the early and mid-twentieth century most famous for co-authoring books with Henry Ford. [e]
  • Approved Article Richard Hofstadter: (1916–1970) Pulitzer Prize-winning American historian at Columbia University. [e]
  • Approved Article Merle Curti: (1897–1997) American "Progressive" historian and a leader in social and intellectual history. [e]
  • Developing Article Henry Adams: (1838-1918) An American author and historian. [e]

General U.S. History

Started or Revised

  • Stub Wisconsin Idea: A United States Progressive Era phenomenon in which university scholars participate in the drafting of social legislation. Pioneered in Wisconsin but little tried elsewhere. [e]
  • Developing Article Essex Junto‎: A group of New England Federalists who opposed the national policies of Adams, Jefferson, and Madison. [e]
  • Stub Clayton-Bulwer Treaty: Treaty between US and Great Britain (1850) over Central American colonies and canal. [e]
  • Developed Article Tariff of 1828: Also known as the Tariff of Abominations, this tariff raised duties on hundreds of items and led to the South Carolina Exposition and Protest and the Nullification Crisis. [e]
  • Approved Article Adams-Onís Treaty: A 1819 treaty between Spain and the United States which ceded the Spanish territory of Florida to the US and settled the boundary between the United States and the Spanish territory of Mexico. [e]
  • Stub Secession Crisis: (1860-1861) event in U.S. history during which eleven states seceded from the Union. [e]
  • Stub Treaty of Portsmouth: 1905 peace treaty that ended the Russo-Japanese War after negotiations led by U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt. [e]
  • Developing Article Zimmerman Telegram: A 1917 proposal from Germany to Mexico to make war against the United States. [e]
  • Stub Manifest Destiny: A nineteenth-century American phrase implying American social, geographic, and political expansion over the entire North American continent. [e]


  • Developed Article Vietnam War: A post-colonial independence/Cold War conflict between communist North Vietnam against South Vietnam, assisted by the United States (1955-1975), to unify Vietnam; won by North Vietnam in 1975. [e]
  • Stub American Federation of Teachers: The American Federation of Teachers is a labor union representing 1.4 million education professionals in pre-K, primary, secondary, and higher education, related school personnel; federal, state, and local government employees; and nurses and other healthcare professionals. [e]
  • Developed Article World War Two in the Pacific: The part of World War II (1937-45) fought in Asia and the Pacific Ocean between Japan and the U.S., China, Britain, Australia, and other Allies. [e]
  • Developing Article Free Soil Party: Short-lived U.S. political party opposing expansion of slavery; it ran presidential candidates in 1848 and 1852. [e]


Started and working on

  • Developing Article Lewis Cass: (1782-1866) U.S. politician from the state of Michigan. [e]
  • Developing Article Samuel P. Langley: (22 August 1834 – 27 February 1906) American astronomer, physicist, inventor of the bolometer and pioneer of aviation. [e]
  • Stub Ellwood P. Cubberley: Ellwood P. Cubberley (1868–1941) was an American educator and school reformer. [e]
  • Developing Article Henry Adams: (1838-1918) An American author and historian. [e]
  • Stub Frank A. Vanderlip: American banker and government official, who arranged financing for the Spanish-American War and helped create the Federal Reserve System. [e]
  • Developing Article Langdon Cheves: Langdon Cheves (1776–1857) was a US politician, "war hawk," speaker of the US House of Representatives, and second president of the Second Bank of the United States. [e]


  • Stub Alfred Vail: Alfred Vail was an investor and business partner in the Morse telegraph. [e]
  • Stephen Decatur: A U.S. naval officer who led the U.S. navy during the Tripolitan War. In one of his raids, he and a detachment of marines boarded the USS Philadelphia, which had run aground off the coast of Tripoli, and burned the ship to the waterline. [e]
  • Developing Article John Quincy Adams: (1767-1848) was the sixth president of the United States (1825-1829), and the son of President John Adams (1797-1801). [e]
  • Developed Article Martin Van Buren: (1782-1862) An American politician and President of the United States (1837-1841). [e]
  • Approved Article Benjamin Franklin: 1706-1790, American statesman and scientist, based in Philadelphia. [e]
  • Developed Article Daniel Webster: (1782-1852) Leading American politician of the antebellum Whig Party, famous for his oratory, his legal and diplomatic skills, and his efforts to prevent the Civil War in the name of American nationalism. [e]


  • Developed Article Vienna Circle: Group of philosophers, scientists, and mathematicians formed in the 1920s that met regularly in Vienna to investigate scientific language and scientific method. [e]
  • Stub Ludwig Wittgenstein: (1889–1951) Austrian-born philosopher, author of the Tractatus and Philosophical Investigations. [e]
  • Stub Friedrich Nietzsche: (1844–1900) German philosopher and writer who developed key concepts of morality, religion and the contemporary culture of Europe. [e]
  • Developed Article Karl Popper: (1902–1994) One of the most influential philosophers of science of the 20th century. [e]


  • Developing Article Business history: Chronology of the development and history of business. [e]
  • External Article John G. Clapham: British economic historian, most notable for his monumental Economic History of Modern Britain (3 vols., 1926, 1932, 1938). [e]
  • Developed Article Joseph E. Stiglitz‎: (1943 -) shared the 2001 Nobel Prize for Economics "for laying the foundations for the theory of markets with asymmetric information"; board of sponsors, Federation of American Scientists [e]
  • Approved Article History of economic thought: the historical development of economic thinking. [e]
  • Developing Article Mercantilism: A term broadly describing Western European economic theory from the Early Modern period to the 1750s. [e]

History of Science & Technology


  • Developing Article Black Tape for a Blue Girl‎: The music project of Sam Rosenthal. [e]
  • Stub Trousers: An outerwear, lower body garment consisting of a separate tube-like covering for each leg joined together about the hips and waist. [e]
  • Pants: An outerwear, lower body garment consisting of a separate tube-like covering for each leg joined together about the hips and waist. [e]
  • Stub Origins of Totalitarianism: Add brief definition or description
  • Stub Crimean War‎: A war fought between 1853 and 1856 between an alliance of Great Britain, France, Sardinia, and the Ottoman Empire against Russia. [e]
  • Stub Zinoviev letter‎: A document purported to have been written by Gregory Zinoviev, the Comintern Secretary, which urged British communists to prepare for armed revolution. [e]

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