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Important Writings, Papers, & Designs



Important Writings, Papers, & Designs
Zimmerman Telegram
This telegram, written by German Foreign Secretary Arthur Zimmermann, is a coded message sent to Mexico, proposing a military alliance against the United States.

Oct 5, 2011, 12:46pm

Important Writings, Papers, & Designs
The de Lôme Letter
The De Lome letter, a note written by Sor Don Enrigue Dupuy de me, the Spanish Ambassador to the United States. De ms unflattering remarks about McKinley helped fuel this countrs aggressive, warlike foreign policy.

Aug 11, 2006, 6:35pm

Important Writings, Papers, & Designs
Press Release - U.S. Recognition of Israel (1948)
At midnight on May 14, 1948, the Provisional Government of Israel proclaimed a new State of Israel. On that same date, the United States, in the person of President Truman, recognized the provisional Jewish government as de facto authority of the Jewish state (de jure recognition was extended on January 31, 1949).

Mar 17, 2006, 9:39pm

Important Writings, Papers, & Designs
President Jefferson's Secret Message to Congress Regarding Exploration of the West, 1803
In this secret message of January 18, 1803, President Jefferson asked Congress for $2,500 to explore the Wes-all the way to the Pacific Ocean.

Mar 17, 2006, 8:01pm

Important Writings, Papers, & Designs
Federalist Papers
The Federalist, commonly referred to as the Federalist Papers, is a series of 85 essays written by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison between October 1787 and May 1788.

Mar 17, 2006, 6:23pm

Important Writings, Papers, & Designs
Surrender of Fort Sumter
The first engagement of the Civil War took place at Fort Sumter on April 12 and 13, 1861. After 34 hours of fighting, the Union surrendered the fort to the Confederates.

Mar 17, 2006, 6:16pm

Important Writings, Papers, & Designs
Truman Doctrine, 1947
On March 12, 1947, President Harry S. Truman presented this address before a joint session of Congress. His message, known as the Truman Doctrine, asked Congress for $400 million in military and economic assistance for Turkey and Greece.

Mar 17, 2006, 4:15pm

Important Writings, Papers, & Designs
The Cuban Missile Crisis
Aerial Photo of Missiles, 1962

The Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962 was one of the turning points of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. At that time the two superpowers came close to war, possibly with nuclear weapons; after it, both countries began to seek ways to adjust to each other, in particular, to prevent the use of nuclear weapons.

Mar 17, 2006, 3:22pm

Important Writings, Papers, & Designs
Great Seal of the United States
To create the original Great Seal of the United States, three of the best minds of the Age of Enlightenment Franklin, Adams, and Jefferson struggled unsuccessfully with the design.

Mar 17, 2006, 2:05pm

Important Writings, Papers, & Designs
Manhattan Project Notebook, 1945
The term "Manhattan Project" has now become a byword for an enormous breakneck effort involving vast resources and the best scientific minds in the world.

Mar 17, 2006, 12:04pm

Important Writings, Papers, & Designs
Charter of the United Nations
The United Nations was established after World War II in an attempt to maintain international peace and security and to achieve cooperation among nations on economic, social and humanitarian problem.

Mar 17, 2006, 11:36am


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