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    The JFK Tapes: Desegregation

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    On October 1, 1962, James Meredith became the first African American to become a student at the University of Mississippi in Oxford. President John F. Kennedy’s phone calls about the…

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    Dwight Eisenhower 1952 Acceptance Speech

    General Eisenhower accepted the 1952 Republican Presidential Nomination.

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    Eisenhower and Nixon 1956 Acceptance Speeches

    President Eisenhower and Vice President Nixon accepted their nominations to be the 1956 Republican candidates for president and vice president. Between the speeches, first lady Mamie…

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    Reagan Library Tour

    Mrs. Reagan conducted a tour of the Reagan Presidential Library, highlighting important episodes of the Reagan presidency. She commented on several exhibits including those which focused on the assassination…

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    President Johnson on the Vietnam War

    President Johnson spoke about the conflict in Vietnam and the U.S. policy regarding the region. Entitled “Peace Without Conquest,” the address attempted to explain why Southeast Asia was of…

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    Voting Rights Address

    President Johnson spoke to a joint session of Congress regarding the voting rights of all Americans. He focused on the denial of equal rights to African-Americans and stressed that all…

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    Reagan Campaign Address for Goldwater

    Mr. Reagan spoke in support of Senator Barry Goldwater’s 1964 presidential campaign. In the speech he called “A Time for Choosing” he focused on the importance of a strong defense against…

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    President Ford Pardon of Richard Nixon

    President Ford addressed the nation to announce that he would grant a full, free, and absolute pardon to former President Nixon. He cited the likelihood of the controversy going on and…

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    President Ford's First News Conference

    In his news conference two weeks after being sworn in, President Ford answered questions from reporters about his plans, his budget and other topics. He would not say whether he would…

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    President Bush Interview

    President George H.W. Bush talked about his personal life and career. Topics included his early career in public service, as Director of the CIA, his decision to seek the presidency, his…

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    1974 State of the Union Address

    President Nixon gave his annual State of the Union address and focused on an energy crisis and efforts to secure a Middle East peace. He also spoke about the Watergate investigation saying…

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    1964 State of the Union Address

    President Johnson spoke to Congress regarding the State of the Union. He focused on the need to improve the unemployment rate and equal civil rights for all Americans. He also proposed a…

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    Life Portrait of Bill Clinton

    In the forty-first in a series on American presidents, scholars discussed the life and career of Bill Clinton. Among the issues discussed were Clinton’s childhood and early adulthood, his…

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    Life Portrait of George H.W. Bush

    In the fortieth in a series on American presidents, scholars discussed the life and career of George Bush. Among the issues they addressed were his naval service, his early political…

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    Life Portrait of Ronald Reagan

    In the thirty-ninth in a series on American presidents, participants discussed the life and career of Ronald Reagan. Among the issues they discussed were his early film career, involvement…

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    Life Portrait of Jimmy Carter

    In the thirty-eighth in a series on American presidents, scholars and historians discussed the life and career of Jimmy Carter. Among the issues they discussed were his childhood in Plains,…

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    Life Portrait of Gerald R. Ford

    In the thirty-seventh in a series on American presidents, scholars and historians discussed the life and career of Gerald Ford. Among the issues they discussed were his early career and…

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    President Johnson's Address to Congress

    President Johnson spoke to a joint session of Congress following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. He reflected on Kennedy’s legacy in office and pledged to continue to honor the…

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    Life Portrait of Richard M. Nixon

    In the thirty-sixth in a series on American presidents scholars and historians talked the life and career of Richard Nixon. Among the issues they discussed were his family life, his early…

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    Life Portrait of Lyndon B. Johnson

    In the thirty-fifth in a series on American presidents, scholars talked about the life and career of Lyndon B. Johnson. Among the issues addressed were his rise to the presidency after the assassination of…

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