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Famous Leaks in U.S. History
Famous Leaks in U.S. History(6 Photos)
Throughout U.S. history, leaks have shaped public opinion and public policy, raising vital questions about the role of the press and the peopleâ€™s right to know. These four rank among the best known leak scandals.
Richard Nixon(18 Photos)
See pictures from the life and presidency of Richard Nixon.
Vietnam War(14 Photos)
The Vietnam War lasted longer than any other war in U.S. history and cost 58,000 American lives
American Revolution: Continental Congress
American Revolution: Continental Congress(11 Photos)
Discover the accomplishments of the First and Second Constitutional Congresses, and learn about the major players behind such documents as the Declaration of Independence and the Treaty of Paris.
Watergate Brings Down Nixon
Watergate Brings Down NixonVideo Clip (2:33)
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A seemingly random robbery at a Washington, D.C. building leads to the first presidential resignation in American history.
Richard Nixon's Paranoia Leads to Watergate Scandal
Richard Nixon's Paranoia Leads to Watergate ScandalVideo Clip (2:41)
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Find out about Nixon's personal demons, which may have led to his involvement in the Watergate scandal.
Colonists Protest British Policies
Colonists Protest British PoliciesVideo Clip (3:05)
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From the 1760's onward, colonial anger grows as the British pass a series of taxes and laws. With each one, the two groups move closer to war.
VietnamVideo Clip (1:42)
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Whether they volunteered or were drafted, 1 out of 10 soldiers did not survive Vietnam.
The Road to War
The Road to WarVideo Clip (2:40)
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Over 25 years, the Vietnam conflict escalated from an attempt to stop the spread of communism into a full-scale war.
American RevolutionVideo Clip (3:20)
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Get the story of how a fledgling, largely disconnected nation won its freedom from the greatest military force of its time.
Declaration of Independence
Declaration of IndependenceVideo Clip (3:04)
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To many in the Continental Congress, war was unthinkable. So why did they finally create this revolutionary document?
Speeches & Audio (2)
Reagan Addresses British Parliament
Reagan Addresses British ParliamentAudio Clip (0:17)
Audio Clip (0:17)
On June 8, 1982, in the first speech by an American president to a meeting of both houses of the British Parliament, President Ronald Reagan presents his hope for a future that would "leave Marxism-Leninism on the ash heap of history."
Nixon Reelected to Presidency
Nixon Reelected to PresidencyAudio Clip (1:03)
Audio Clip (1:03)
On November 7, 1972, incumbent President Richard Nixon won a second term in a landslide victory over Democrat George McGovern. In a brief statement from the Oval Office, President Nixon promises to bring "peace with honor" in Vietnam and to usher in a "new era of peace" with the Soviet Union.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial: Infographic
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