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

After the Gulf of Tonkin resolution (August 1964) gave Congressional sanction for greater US military…

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

Korea, like Germany, emerged from World War II as a divided nation. Under Japanese imperial…

A Strategy of Containment: National Security Council Paper NSC 68

Crafted under the leadership of Paul Nitze (head of the Policy Planning Staff of the…

New Teaching Resources on the Federalist Papers

The Cornerstone Project has just introduced The Roots of Liberty: Unlocking the Federalist Papers. This…

The 65th Anniversary of NATO

Tomorrow is the 65th anniversary of the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).…

When did the Cold War Begin?

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