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Postwar United States (1945 to early 1970s)

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Race to the Moon
Online Poll [Opinion (poll, submission, forum)]

Is space exploration worth the astronomical costs?

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LBJ
State of the Union Address [Text-based]

LBJ outlines a legislative agenda carrying forward the plans of John Kennedy, focusing on civil rights, a tax cut, a war on poverty, benefits for senior citizens, and more.

LBJ
State of the Union Address [Text-based]

Johnson announces plans to keep the economy growing and extend the same opportunities to all Americans.

LBJ
State of the Union Address [Text-based]

LBJ acknowledges that the costs of the Vietnam War might hinder his Great Society legislation.

LBJ
State of the Union Address [Text-based]

Johnson lays out plans for his War on Poverty and the conflict in Vietnam.

LBJ
State of the Union Address [Text-based]

LBJ presents a wide-reaching legislative vision.

LBJ
State of the Union Address [Text-based]

A few days before leaving office, LBJ sums up his administration's tenure.

LBJ
Commencement Address at the University of Michigan: The Great Society [Audio]

Johnson describes his domestic agenda and vision for a better America. (with RealAudio clip)

LBJ
Statement by the President at a Cabinet Meeting: The Great Society [Text-based]

LBJ identifies a seven-part legislative program for his cabinet and federal government agencies.

LBJ
Inaugural Address [Text-based]

LBJ cites the covenant of justice, liberty and union that formed the nation and calls upon Americans to look to the future with hope.

LBJ
Telephone conversation with George Reedy [Audio]

Johnson explains his intention not to run for President in 1964. (with RealAudio clip)

LBJ
Telephone conversation with McGeorge Bundy [Audio]

Johnson speaks with Bundy about not selecting Robert Kennedy as his running mate. (with RealAudio clip)

LBJ
Address to Congress following JFK Assassination [Text-based]

LBJ vows to pursue Kennedy's legislative goals.

The Kennedys
President Kennedy's Inaugural Speech [Text-based]

John F. Kennedy says the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans.

The Kennedys
Acceptance of the New York Liberal Party Nomination [Text-based]

JFK explains what kind of liberal he is, and presents his vision as a candidate.

The Kennedys
Inaugural Address [Text-based]

Kennedy announces that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans, and memorably concludes, "ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." (with RealAudio clip)

The Kennedys
Nation's Space Effort [Text-based]

The president explains why mankind must go to the moon.

The Kennedys
American University Speech, June 10, 1963 [Text-based]

Kennedy describes his vision for world peace in an age of nuclear threats.

The Kennedys
Trade Mart Speech (Kennedy's Last Speech) [Text-based]

This Kennedy speech was never delivered.

The Kennedys
John Kennedy's Political Credo [Text-based]

JFK defines his attitude of liberalism.

Gallery

RFK
Robert Kennedy and Family [Image-based]

See photos of Robert Kennedy with his family, as a young politician, with his brother, John F. Kennedy, and campaigning on his own.

Timeline

Bibliography

LBJ
Further Reading [Text-based]

The Kennedys
Further Reading [Text-based]

Teacher's guide

LBJ
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Learn about Congressional leadership, Vietnam policy, and programs of the Great Society.

The Carter Family: Will the Circle Be Unbroken
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Use the Carter Family's music to explore the rise of the recording industry and celebrity culture, entertainment in America, popular images of poor and rural communities, and the Great Depression.

The Kennedys
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Trace the rise of an Irish American family through the military, economic, and social events of the twentieth century. Explore the presidency; the relationship between religion and politics; the role of money in the political process; questions of democracy, aristocracy, and meritocracy; celebrity in America; and public service.