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    Wendy Kopp 2004

    While still an undergraduate at Princeton University, Wendy Kopp outlined her idea for Teach for America in her college thesis. Frustrated by the poor quality of America’s public school system, Ms. Kopp decided to create a national corps of energetic young teachers by using funds from corporate sponsors to recruit top college graduates to teach in ...

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    Kennedy Scholars

    The Kennedy Memorial is situated at Runnymede, the meadow on the banks of the Thames where King John sealed the Magna Carta in 1215. Although the Kennedy Trust is responsible for the Memorial, it is maintained by the National Trust of the United Kingdom. The Memorial was designed by Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe, who drew on Pilgrim's Progress and Bunyan's...

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    Cuban Missile Crisis

    In October 1962, an American U2 spy plane secretly photographed nuclear missile sites being built by the Soviet Union on the island of Cuba. Because he did not want Cuba and the Soviet Union to know that he had discovered the missiles, Kennedy met in secret with his advisors for several days to discuss the problem. After many long and difficult ...

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PX74-19:30 Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy places flowers on President Kennedy's grave.

PX74-19:30  Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy places flowers on President Kennedy's grave. Arlington National Cemetery. Arlington, VA.

Accession Number: PX 74-19:30  Description: Ceremony following re-int...

AR6526-D. President John F. Kennedy Presents National Geographic Society’s Gold Medal to Jacques Cousteau

President John F. Kennedy presents the National Geographic Society’s Gold Medal to Captain...