Ronald Reagan on economics and political parties, 1962

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Ronald Reagan to Harold Ward, May 26, 1962. (GLC00782.17)In May 1962, Ronald Reagan wrote this letter expressing his ideas about economic policy and the nation’s political parties.

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President Ford’s remarks in Japan, 1974

A primary source by Gerald R. Ford
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Gerald Ford’s Remarks in Japan, November 20, 1974 (Gilder Lehrman Collection)In November 1974, Gerald Ford became the first sitting American president to visit Japan—the trip was also Ford’s first abroad since replacing Nixon in August of that year.

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George W. Bush on the 9/11 attacks, 2001

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President George W. Bush addresses joint session of Congress, September 20, 2001 (George W. Bush Library)President George W. Bush delivered this address to a joint session of Congress on September 20, 2001, little more than a week after the September 11 terrorist attacks. The nation was reeling.

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Reagan Speech: “Tear down this wall,” 1987

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Piece of the Berlin Wall displayed at the Newseum, Arlington, Virginia (Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division)President Ronald Reagan’s “Tear Down This Wall” speech marked his visit to the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on June 12, 1987,

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Christmas in Kuwait, 1990

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 Brett G. Coughlin to Kit, December 26, 1990 (Andrew Carroll/The Legacy Project)Cpl. Brett G. Coughlin arrived with Delta Company in Saudi Arabia at the port of Al Jubail on September 13, 1990. For the next three months the company trained in the northern desert of Saudi Arabia.

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Discovering a mass grave in Iraq, 2003

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Mark Rickert wrote this email while serving as a journalist with the 372nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment in Iraq. On this day, he and his group were investigating rumors of a mass grave. The letter is written to his grandfather, Merle Kilgore, who was a friend and manager of Hank Williams, Jr.

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President Ford’s statement on pardoning Richard Nixon, 1974

A primary source by Gerald R. Ford
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Gerald Ford’s Statement before Subcommittee on Criminal Justice regarding his pardon of Nixon, October 17, 1974. (Gilder Lehrman Collection)

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Sacco and Vanzetti, 1921

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Sacco-Vanzetti Defense Committee, “Justice the Issue! Shall Sacco and Vanzetti

Sacco-Vanzetti Defense Committee, “Justice the Issue! Shall Sacco and Vanzetti
Broadside against the Sacco-Vanzetti execution, ca. August 1927. (Gilder Lehr
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Treaty of Versailles and President Wilson, 1919 and 1921

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Peace Congress, Versailles 1919, Session of 28 June 1919: Agenda. (Gilder Lehrman Collection)

Peace Congress, Versailles 1919, Session of 28 June 1919: Agenda. Signature of t
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Herbert Hoover’s Inaugural Address, 1929

A primary source by Herbert Hoover
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Inaugural Address of President Herbert Hoover, March 4, 1929 (Gilder Lehrman Collection)In November 1928, Republican Herbert Hoover was elected president over the Democratic nominee Al Smith.

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