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  1. She clerked for a federal Court of Appeals judge and for Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall after finishing school. Kagan has also worked as a professor at Harvard Law School and later became the first woman to be appointed the school’s dean. Did You Know? In 2009, Elena Kagan became the first female Solicitor General of the United States.

  2. President of the Senate is a title often given to the presiding officer of a senate.It corresponds to the speaker in some other assemblies.. The senate president often ranks high in a jurisdiction's succession for its top executive office: for example, the president of the Senate of Nigeria is second in line for succession to the presidency, after only the vice president of the Federal ...

  3. Constitutional background. The Appointments Clause in Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution empowers the President of the United States to nominate and, with the confirmation (advice and consent) of the United States Senate, to appoint public officials, including justices of the United States Supreme Court.

  4. However, the United States did not join because isolationists rejected the peace treaty. At the end of World War I, a flu pandemic killed millions of people in the U.S. and Europe. After the war, the United States was one of the richest and most powerful nations in the world. Boom and bust (1919–1939)