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CATEGORY: John F. Kennedy
10 Modern Presidential Speeches Every American Should Know
February 16, 2018

Presidential speeches reveal the United States’ challenges, hopes, dreams and temperature of the nation, as much as they do the wisdom and perspective of the leader speaking them—even in the age of Twitter. Read More

Presidential Portraits that Pop
February 12, 2018

Here are the back stories to some of the most intriguing presidential renderings. Read More

How a Little-Known ’60s Congressman Unwittingly Upended U.S. Immigration
February 2, 2018

Lawmakers thought focusing on family unification would preserve the immigration status quo. The result was just the opposite. Read More

5 Presidents Who Hid Their Health Issues
January 18, 2018

These Presidents didn't want the state of their health to affect the state of the nation. Read More

What Is the Nuclear ‘Button’ and Where Did It Come From?
January 3, 2018

Every president since Kennedy has carried the nuclear football, but none have ever used it. Read More

Every Event Has an Echo from the Past
December 15, 2017

From the Cuban Missile Crisis to the Chinese Exclusion Act, a look at which historical events set the context for 2017's big moments. Read More

The Coolest Historical Discoveries of 2017
December 12, 2017

Here are the 15 most intriguing finds of the year. Read More

Why the Public Stopped Believing the Government about JFK’s Murder
October 30, 2017

After JFK's assassination, 87% of Americans believed Oswald was the sole shooter. What happened? Read More

AP Government Students Will Likely Get an A for the Congressional Bill They Wrote
October 27, 2017

The students’ bill could release classified documents about cold Civil Rights cases. Read More

JFK Files: Cuban Intelligence Was in Contact With Oswald, Praised His Shooting Ability
October 27, 2017

Here are the 10 most revealing highlights from the 2,800 newly declassified JFK assassination files. Read More