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The Oval Office has been the President’s office since 1909. The preference for an oval room dates back to George Washington, who greeted his guests standing in a circle around him, equally distant from the President. The circle became a symbol of democracy. President Kennedy personalized his Oval Office with his collections of ship models and...
Kennedy was an Effective President
JFK is Energetic and Young
In 2000, then a 19-year-old sophomore at Yale, Jennifer Staple-Clark took a summer work position as a clinical researcher of glaucoma in the office of her childhood ophthalmologist in New Haven, Connecticut. She was shocked by what she saw there: scores of low-income and homeless patients whose glaucoma had needlessly progressed into blindness. Ove...
Most Important from the Crisis
We Have to Negotiate
Understanding Who Did it & Why
Artist: Gerard Richardson (official Navy artist 1961)
Date made: 1961
Medium: Oil on masonite
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