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The Changing American Society
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In the decades leading to the twenty-first century, American society underwent many changes that affected the way people lived and changed the face of America. Congress passed the Immigration Act in 1965 that removed restrictions based on natural ori... [more]
December 10, 2009 at 02:56 PM
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Foreign Affairs in the 1960's and 1970's
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In February of 1972, President Nixon and his National Security Adviser, Henry Kissinger, sojourned to China for a historic meeting with Chairman Mao Zedong. This trip was a complete about-face for the United States, which prior to this time had follo... [more]
December 10, 2009 at 02:07 PM
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Election of 1968
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The war in Vietnam exerted crucial influence over the presidential election of 1968. Many Americans felt they should support U.S. foreign policies toward Vietnam wholeheartedly and without public criticism that might give encouragement to America's e... [more]
December 10, 2009 at 02:04 PM
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The New Frontier Abroad
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President Kennedy's vision of a New Frontier represented a country hungry for economic expansion and social development. However, global events quickly shifted his focus to the international stage.
December 10, 2009 at 01:56 PM
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The Persian Gulf War: Part 4 - Operation Desert Storm
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The Persian Gulf War or Gulf War (also known as the mother of all battles August 1990 28 February 1991)[7][8] was a conflict between Iraq and a coalition for...
May 25, 2010 at 04:54 PM
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The New Frontier at Home
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In addition to his charm and good looks, it was President Kennedy's dedication to domestic policy initiatives that made him an extremely popular president. Kennedy emphatically supported many social programs and tax cuts that he believed would create... [more]
December 10, 2009 at 01:58 PM
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The Persian Gulf War :Part 1 - Operation Desert Storm
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The Persian Gulf War or Gulf War (also known as the mother of all battles August 1990 28 February 1991)[7][8] was a conflict between Iraq and a coalition fo...
May 25, 2010 at 04:51 PM
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The Persian Gulf War: Part 3 - Operation Desert Storm
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The Persian Gulf War or Gulf War (also known as the mother of all battles August 1990 28 February 1991)[7][8] was a conflict between Iraq and a coalition for...
May 25, 2010 at 04:53 PM
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The Persian Gulf War: Part 5 - Operation Desert Storm
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The Persian Gulf War or Gulf War (also known as the mother of all battles August 1990 28 February 1991)[7][8] was a conflict between Iraq and a coalition for...
May 25, 2010 at 04:55 PM
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The Nixon Economy
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In the wake of Sputnik and other early Soviet successes in space, John F. Kennedy vowed that the U.S. would land a man on the moon in ten years. The glamour of space exploration was irresistible. Rocket research became a priority, while funding for e... [more]
December 10, 2009 at 02:38 PM
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