Malcolm X Rejects Nonviolent Strategy

As President Johnson’s proposed civil rights legislation slowly moved through Congress during the spring of…

George Ball Counsels Against Build-up in Vietnam

[caption id="attachment_1805" align="alignright" width="200"] Under Secretary of State George Ball[/caption] After the Gulf of Tonkin…

The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

During the Kennedy administration, the US became minimally involved in a civil war in Vietnam,…

Kennedy’s Inaugural Address

John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address ranks among the most remembered speeches of the 20th century.…

On the Anniversary of Lincoln’s Assassination, His Last Speech

Today, April 15th, is the anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination. Four days before, the president had…

Truman Addresses the Nation on the War in Korea

[caption id="attachment_1769" align="alignright" width="369"] An American weapons squad leader points out the North Korean position…

A Strategy of Containment: National Security Council Paper NSC 68

[caption id="attachment_1758" align="alignright" width="238"] Paul Nitze (Photo in Truman Library collection)[/caption] Crafted under the leadership…

New Teaching Resources on the Federalist Papers

[caption id="attachment_1749" align="alignright" width="134"] Roots of Liberty[/caption] The Cornerstone Project has just introduced The Roots…

The 65th Anniversary of NATO

[caption id="attachment_1743" align="alignright" width="300"] Truman signs the document implementing NATO in the presence of European…

When did the Cold War Begin?

Exactly when and how did the Cold War begin? This set of documents on "The…