Sanctions Against Iran Message to the Congress Reporting on Further Prohibitions on Transactions With Iran and Transmitting an Executive Order.

  To the Congress of the United States: Pursuant to section 204(b) of the International…

Economic Sanctions Against Iran Message to the Congress Reporting on the U.S. Actions.

To the Congress of the United States: Pursuant to Section 204(b) of the International Emergency…

Executive Order 12205—Economic Sanctions Against Iran

PROHIBITING CERTAIN TRANSACTIONS WITH IRAN By the authority vested in me as President by the…

Relations With Islamic Nations Statement by the President

The history of Islam is very long compared to that of the United States. Islam…

Address to the Nation on the Rescue Attempt for American Hostages in Iran

  Late yesterday, I cancelled a carefully planned operation which was underway in Iran to…

President Carter’s News Conference

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Black Power: The Politics of Liberation

‘To carve out a place for itself in the politico-social order,’ V.O. Key, Jr. wrote…

“To Secure These Rights”, The Report of President Truman’s Committee on Civil Rights

Assignment from the President MR. PRESIDENT: This is the report which we have prepared in…

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Platform

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Letter from the Acting Secretary of State (Grew) to Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg

Washington Foreign Relations of the United States: The Conference of Berlin (The Potsdam Conference), 1945,…

Memorandum by the President’s Adviser and Assistant (Hopkins) of a Conversation During Dinner at the Kremlin

Top Secret Moscow Foreign Relations of the United States: The Conference of Berlin (The Potsdam…

Excerpts from Memorandum by Mr. Edwin A. Locke, Jr., Personal Representative of President Truman

Washington A Proposal Aimed at Averting Civil War in China 1. Stake of the United…

Excerpts from the Ambassador in China (Hurley) to the Secretary of State

Chungking [Received July 19 – 8:21 a.m.] We advised President Roosevelt more than a year…

Excerpts from Memorandum by Mr. John S. Service to the Chief of the Division of Chinese Affairs (John Carter Vincent)

Washington While in Yenan I discussed with Communist leaders the possibility of Communist policy becoming…

Excerpts from the Ambassador in France (Caffery) to the Secretary of State

Paris 1 p.m. As a result of informal and confidential conversations with a number of…

An Estimate of Conditions in Asia and the Pacific at the Close of the War in the Far East and the Objectives and Policies of the United States

Washington A Policy Paper Prepared in the Department of State I. Introduction When V day…

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France (Jefferson Caffery)

Washington Noon 1945. Following telegram dated May 9 received from the Secretary at San Francisco,…

Memorandum by the Assistant to the President’s Naval Aide (George M. Elsey)

Top Secret Indo-China first became a subject in Presidential messages in November 1944. General Wedemeyer,…

Dickerson v. United States

In the wake of Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U. S. 436, in which the Court…

Address on the Vietnam War

Source: Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Richard Nixon, 1969 (Washington, D.C.:…

Remarks at Moscow State University

The President. Thank you, Rector Logunov, and I want to thank all of you very…

Address to the Nation on Iran Arms and Contra Aid

  My fellow Americans: I’ve spoken to you from this historic office on many occasions…

Address to Congress on Program for Economic Recovery

  Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, distinguished Members of the Congress, honored guests, and fellow citizens:…

Vietnam: The Third Face of the War

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A Christian Manifesto

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Address at Cairo University

I am honored to be in the timeless city of Cairo and to be hosted…

Statement on the Electoral College

Mr. President, I rise to speak briefly and for the first time in what I…

Minority View on the Direct Popular Election of the President

I think a case can be made for the proposition that direct election, if it…

Acceptance Speech at 1980 Republican Convention

Never before in our history have Americans been called upon to face three grave threats…

Joint Resolution of Congress, H.J. RES 1145 (Gulf of Tonkin Resolution)

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Faithful Citizenship: A Catholic Call to Political Responsibility

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I would like to discuss with you the thing that is most important to all…

Observations on the Struggle for Power in China

The Chinese Communists are so strong between the Great Wall and the Yangtze that they…

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Mr. President and Madam First Lady, distinguished guests and residents of Goree Island, citizens of…

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Thank you all. Thank you, Justice O’Connor. Laura and I are really happy to join…

President Discusses War on Terror, Progress in Iraq in West Virginia

Thank you all very much. Please be seated. Thanks for coming. First of all, Terry,…

Address to the Nation on Fifth Anniversary of September 11

Good evening. Five years ago, this date–September the 11th–was seared into America’s memory. Nineteen men…

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The professional smokescreen about peaceful trade continues. The plain fact is that irresponsible policies have…

Observations on China

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Argument against Involvement in the Chinese Civil War

…I have watched China at intervals over the past thirty years, I watched the newly…

“A Policy of Boldness”

Source: John Foster Dulles, “A Policy of Boldness,” Life, Vol. 32, no. 20 (May 19,…

Observations on Massive Retaliation

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Statement on Liberation Policy

…The CHAIRMAN. I am particularly interested in something I read recently, to the effect that…

Speech on the Far East

…I am frequently asked: Has the State Department got an Asian policy? And it seems…

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…However much we may sympathize with the Soviet citizens who for reasons bedded deep in…

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Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress: It’s a great privilege to be here…

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