One-Day Seminar: Cold War Foreign Policy, hosted by Phoenix Union High School District (Phoenix, AZ)

Study American foreign policy during the Cold War, from the beginning of the conflict through…

One-Day Seminar: LBJ and Vietnam, hosted by the USS Midway Museum (San Diego, CA)

How did the United States get involved in the conflict in Vietnam? When did this…

One-Day Seminar: Origins of the Cold War, hosted by the USS Midway Museum (San Diego, CA)

Study the origins of the Cold War through a collection of original documents, beginning with…

One-Day Seminar: FDR & WW2, hosted by the Canyons School District (Salt Lake City area, UT)

Study in depth the war policy and decision-making of FDR and his administration, through a…

Personal Reactions During the War

Source: Jane Addams, “Personal Reactions During the War,” Peace and Bread in Time of War…

Purchase of Louisiana

Source: “Purchase of Louisiana," New-York Evening Post, July 5, 1803, Founders Online, National Archives, accessed…

One-Day Seminar: FDR and World War 2, hosted by the USS Midway Museum (San Diego, CA)

[caption id="attachment_22532" align="aligncenter" width="475"] Conference of the Big Three at Yalta makes final plans for…

One-Day Seminar: Origins of the Cold War, hosted by the Illinois Council for History Education and Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (Aurora, IL)

Join teachers from the Chicago area to study the origins of the Cold War, beginning…

One-Day Seminar: George Washington’s Impact on American Foreign Policy, hosted by the USS Midway Museum (San Diego, CA)

Learn about the foundations of American foreign policy, and how they have played out and…

Memorandum on the President’s Constitutional Authority to Conduct Military Operations Against Terrorists and Nations Supporting Them

Source: Nathan A. Forrester, ed., Opinions of the Legal Counsel of the United States Department…

Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer

Source: United States Reports. Volume 343, Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at October Term,…

Special Message to the Congress Reporting on the Situation in Korea

Source: Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States. Harry S. Truman. Containing the…

Telephone Conversation

Source: National Security Archive, Electronic Briefing Book no. 293 (November 7, 2009). Available at https://goo.gl/dY1fKq.…

“United States Relations with the Soviet Union” (National Security Directive 23)

Source: National Security Archive, Electronic Briefing Book no. 293 (November 7, 2009). Available at https://goo.gl/PNLfRA.…

Address to the Nation on the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan

Source: Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Jimmy Carter, 1980-81, Book I…

Address at Commencement Exercises at the University of Notre Dame

Source: Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Jimmy Carter, 1977, Book I…

Meeting on Cuba

Source: National Security Archive, Electronic Briefing Book no. 487 (October 1, 2014). Available at https://goo.gl/PNox4P.…

Telephone Conversation about Chile

Source: National Security Archive, Electronic Briefing Book no. 255 (September 10, 2008). Available at https://goo.gl/LVaygk.…

Joint Statement Following Discussions with Leaders of the People’s Republic of China (Shanghai Communiqué)

Source: Document 203, The Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969 – 1972, Vol. XVII,…

Telephone Conversation about Chile

Source: National Security Archive, Electronic Briefing Book no. 255 (September 10, 2008). Available at https://goo.gl/Bfwimb.…

A Compromise Solution For South Vietnam

Source: Document 40, The Foreign Relations of the United States, 1964-1968, Vol. III, Vietnam, June-December…

Special Message to the Congress on U.S. Policy in Southeast Asia

Sources: Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Lyndon B. Johnson, 1963-64, Book…

Limited Test Ban Treaty

Source: United States Treaties and Other International Agreements, Vol. 14, part 2 (Washington, D.C.: U.S.…

Remarks in the Rudolph Wilde Platz, Berlin

Source: Public Papers of the Presidents: John F. Kennedy, 1963 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing…

Minutes of the Meeting of the Special Group (Augmented) on Operation MONGOOSE

Document 24: Laurence Chang and Peter Kornbluh, eds., “The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962: The Documents”…

Soviet Reactions to Certain U.S. Courses of Action on Cuba

Source: Mary S. McAuliffe, ed., CIA Documents on the Cuban Missile Crisis 1962 (Washington, D.C.:…

Statement on Cuba

Source: “United States Reaffirms Policy on Prevention of Aggressive Actions by Cuba,” Department of State…

Report to President Kennedy on South Vietnam

Source: The Pentagon Papers as published by The New York Times (New York and Chicago:…

Radio and Television Report to the American People on the Developments in Eastern Europe and the Middle East

Source: Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1956 (Washington,…

National Security Council Directive, NSC 5412/2, Covert Operations

Source: National Security Council Directive, NSC 5412/2, December 28, 1955 [Document 250], The Foreign Relations…

The Negro in American Life (Guidance for the Voice of America)

Source: Record Group 59, Records of the Department of State, Records Relating to International Information…

Report to the American People on Korea

Source: Report to the American People on Korea, University of Virginia, Miller Center. April 11,…

“Crisis in Asia – An Examination of U.S. Policy”

Source: “Crisis in Asia: An Examination of U.S. Policy,” Department of State Bulletin, Vol. XXII,…

Special Message to the Congress on Greece and Turkey (The Truman Doctrine)

Source: Address of the President of the United States, Recommendation for Assistance to Greece and…

Speech to Congress on Foreign Trade

LC-USZC4-4244Source: “Message to Congress Requesting Authority Regarding Foreign Trade,” March 2, 1934. Online by Gerhard…

Report on the Nuremberg Trials

Source: Report of Robert H. Jackson, United States Representative to the International Conference on Military…

Press Release Alerting the Nation About the Atomic Bomb

Source: Press Release by the White House, August 6, 1945 (Ayers Papers, U. S. Army…

Potsdam Declaration

Source: Proclamation Defining Terms for Japanese Surrender, Issued, at Potsdam, July 26, 1945 (Birth of…

Radio Address Upon Returning to the Philippines

Source: AmericanVoices, Vincent Voice Library, MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Social Sciences,…

Stopping the Holocaust

Source: Letter from Assistant Secretary of War John McCloy to World Jewish Congress Rescue Department…

D-Day Statement to the Allied Expeditionary Force

Sources: Dwight D. Eisenhower, “D-day statement to soldiers, sailors, and airmen of the Allied Expeditionary…

First News of the Final Solution

Source: U.S. State Department receives information from Switzerland regarding the Nazi plan to murder the…

“Repeal of Neutrality Act Means War”

Source: Senator Robert A. Taft (OH), “Repeal of Neutrality Act Means War,” Congressional Record, part…

Fireside Chat on the Greer Incident

Source: Franklin D. Roosevelt, “Fireside Chat” (September 11, 1941), Online by Gerhard Peters and John…

“America First”

Source: The text of Colonel Lindbergh's Address at a Rally of the America First Committee,…

Press Conference on Lend-Lease Policy

Source: Franklin D. Roosevelt: “Press Conference,” December 17, 1940. Online by Gerhard Peters and John…

Containment and Radical Islam

The text is from a speech delivered by Senator Paul at the Heritage Foundation. The…

Address at Cairo University

“Remarks by the President On a New Beginning,” Archived White House Website, Obama Presidential Library.…

The Kitchen Debate

Library of Congress Digital Collection, https://goo.gl/H5xk3x. This text is taken from The Cold War: Core…

Knights of Columbus

[caption id="attachment_24543" align="alignleft" width="832"] Knights of Columbus. Lithograph by William Balfour Ker, 1917. Library of…
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