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On May 30, 1990, under Governor Florio's leadership, New Jersey passed the strictest gun control law in the nation, banning the sale and severely restricting the possession of assault weapons in the state. The action was a significant legislative victory for Florio, who was then engaged in a public and political battle over his reforms to the state...
In November 2005, U.S. Congressman John P. Murtha (D-PA), a Vietnam War veteran and the ranking Democrat and former chairman of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, galvanized debate about the war in Iraq by calling for the phased withdrawal of U.S. troops from the conflict. Murtha, who had voted in favor of the Iraq war, argued that Amer...
Leading with Diversity
How can literature be used in the classroom to shed light on troubling events in history and in today's world? How can we help students respond creatively to issues of concern and encourage them to believe that they, too, can make a difference? The Kennedy Library, together with the John F. Kennedy National Historic Site, will present a conference ...
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