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    The Cold War

    During World War II, despite mutual suspicion and distrust, the United States and Great Britain joined the Soviet Union in an effort to defeat their common enemy, Nazi Germany. The alliance began to crumble immediately after the surrender of the Hitler government in May 1945. Tensions were apparent during the Potsdam Conference in July, where th...

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    The Cold War in Berlin

    In the early morning hours of August 13, 1961, the people of Berlin were awakened by the rumbling of heavy machinery barreling down their street toward the line that divided the eastern and western parts of the city. Groggy citizens looked on as work details began digging holes and jack hammering sidewalks, clearing the way for the barbed wire t...

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    A Typical Pragmatist: The Soviet Embassy Profiles John F. Kennedy, 1960.
    1994

    A Typical Pragmatist: The Soviet Embassy Profiles John F. Kennedy, 1960.

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    High School Curricular Resources

    These lesson plans and resources, designed to meet national standards in history and language arts, use engaging archival material  to foster your students’ understanding of history and politics. Topics include: biographical resources, the campaign and election of 1960, JFK’s inaugural address, civil rights, the space program, the Cold War, the ...

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  • Timeline of Kennedy's Inaugural Address

    A timeline of Cold War and civil rights events that occurred from January 1959 to January 20, 1961 (doc).

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    Kennedy Presidential Library Kicks off Week-Long Teacher Education Conference (June 27, 2005)
    0/27/2005

    Boston, MA – Today the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum kicked off a week-long educational conference for public school teachers featuring nationally prominent speakers such as presidential advisory Theodore Sorensen and journalist Seymour Topping, the first western correspondent stationed in Vietnam. The conference will give 35-40 t...

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