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Fidel Castro
Filmmaker Interview [Text-based]

Cuban-born filmmaker Adriana Bosch talks about making her documentary.

Fidel Castro
Entrevista con la directora [Text-based]

Cuban-born filmmaker Adriana Bosch talks about making her documentary. (in spanish)

George Wallace: Settin' the Woods on Fire
Poll: Was Wallace Sincere? [Opinion (poll, submission, forum)]

Toward the end of his political career, George Wallace changed from fierce segregationist to civil-rights supporter. Or did he? Cast your vote, then see what other people think.

George Wallace: Settin' the Woods on Fire
Your Opinions [Opinion (poll, submission, forum)]

Embodiment of American racism? Defender of the working class? Or repentant civil-rights supporter? Share your views on George Wallace.

George Wallace: Settin' the Woods on Fire
A Portrait of an Assassin [Text-based]

What exactly was on the mind of Wallace's would-be assassin? Unrequited love? Yes. A yearning for notoriety? Most certainly. But what about a passion for civil rights? Find out here.

Reagan
Reagan Museum QTVR: The Oval Office [Non-Flash interactive]

Reagan
Reagan Museum QTVR: A New Beginning [Non-Flash interactive]

Reagan
Reagan Quotes [Text-based]

To have a Web site about Ronald Reagan and not include some memorable quotes just wouldn't do. Here are excerpts from speeches that span "The Great Communicator's" political career.

Reagan
Book Excerpt -- Introduction: In Search of Ronald Reagan [Text-based]

Reagan
Book Excerpt -- Chapter 1 of Reagan: An American Story [Text-based]

Reagan
Book Excerpt -- President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime [Text-based]

RFK
Online Poll [Opinion (poll, submission, forum)]

If RFK had lived, what do you think might have happened in politics and Vietnam?

RFK
"What If?" [Text-based]

Historians and colleagues speculate on the history that didn't happen.

The Kennedys
A Significant Senator [Text-based]

Journalist Adam Clymer takes a look at Ted Kennedy and his 40-year Senate career.

Maps

George Wallace: Settin' the Woods on Fire
Wallace for President [Image-based]

These maps show the results of the 1964 and 1972 Democratic primaries and the 1968 presidential election. They also include Democratic party platforms and results by state for all candidates.

Primary source

George Wallace: Settin' the Woods on Fire
1968 American Independent Platform [Text-based]

George Wallace: Settin' the Woods on Fire
Retirement Speech, April 2, 1986 [Text-based]

George Wallace: Settin' the Woods on Fire
Book Excerpt [Audio]

Wallace biographer Dan Carter reads from his book, "The Politics of Rage."

LBJ
Televised Address, 1968 [Text-based]

On national television, Johnson announces he will not seek re-election and speaks of peace in Vietnam.

Nixon
Acceptance of the Republican Nomination for President [Text-based]

The nominee appeals to the "silent majority" to elect a Republican president who can unite the American people.

Nixon
First Inaugural Address [Text-based]

Nixon appeals to the American people to achieve greatness.

Nixon
Second Inaugural Address [Text-based]

The president speaks to the nation after winning the popular vote in 49 states.

Nixon
First Address to the Nation about the Watergate Investigations [Text-based]

Nixon details staff resignations and appoints Elliot Richardson as attorney general.

Nixon
Second Address to the Nation about the Watergate Investigations [Text-based]

Nixon continues to deny knowledge of the Watergate break-in and the subsequent coverup.

Nixon
Address to the Nation Announcing Answer to the House Judiciary Committee Subpoena for Additional Presidential Tape Recordings [Text-based]

Nixon turns over some of his tapes of confidential White House conversations.

Nixon
Address to the Nation Announcing Resignation [Text-based]

As the House Committee draws up articles of impeachment, Nixon announces his resignation.

Nixon
Farewell Address [Audio]

Even as he leaves office in disgrace, Nixon remains confident in his ambitions. (with RealAudio clip)

Reagan
To Restore America [Text-based]

Reagan's challenge to President Gerald Ford for the Republican nomination in 1976.

Reagan
California and the Problem of Government Growth [Text-based]

As governor of California, Reagan promises to "put our fiscal house in order."

Reagan
Acceptance of the Republican Nomination for President [Text-based]

Reagan places his trust in the American people as he accepts the Republican nomination in 1980.

Reagan
First Inaugural [Text-based]

"We are a nation that has a government," says the new president, "not the other way around..."

Reagan
The Economic Recovery Program [Text-based]

Reagan proposes his tax cut to Congress.

Reagan
State of the Union [Text-based]

Reagan discusses the federal budget deficit.

Reagan
Second Inaugural [Text-based]

Reagan advances his agenda for strengthening domestic and foreign policy.

Reagan
The Challenger Disaster [Text-based]

Reagan offers comfort to a grieving nation.

Reagan
The Campaign Against Drug Abuse [Text-based]

"Just Say No to Drugs" is the slogan for a national campaign against drug abuse.

Reagan
Teacher in Space [Text-based]

Vice President George Bush announces Christa McAuliffe as the winner of the Teacher in Space project.

Reagan
Letter about Alzheimer's Diagnosis [Text-based]

A letter from Ronald Reagan to the American people announcing that he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

Reagan
State of the Union [Audio]

Ronald Reagan's first State of the Union Address (RealAudio clip).

Return With Honor
President Johnson Chooses Not to Run [Text-based]

President Johnson's speech declining to seek re-election.

RFK
Comments on the War in Vietnam [Text-based]

Candidate Kennedy enthralled a crowd with his analysis of the war in 1968.

RFK
Day of Mourning [Text-based]

Read a front-page article about Robert Kennedy's assassination.

The Kennedys
Ted Kennedy's Address to the 1980 Democratic Convention [Text-based]

The defeated presidential candidate offers his party a reminder of their core ideals.

The Kennedys
Religious Freedom in the Constitution [Text-based]

Article 6 of the Constitution and the First Amendment guarantee religious freedom for all Americans, including the first Catholic president.

Gallery

George Wallace: Settin' the Woods on Fire
Wallace Quotes [Text-based]

A timeline of quotes that traces Wallace's political career.

Jimmy Carter
Carter Family Photo Album [Image-based]

Browse photographs of Jimmy Carter and his family.

Reagan
Reagan Family Photo Album [Image-based]

The images here focus on Reagan and his immediate family.

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

George Wallace: Settin' the Woods on Fire
Timeline of George Wallace's Life [Text-based]

Jimmy Carter
Timeline [Text-based]

Explore a chronology of Jimmy Carter's life.

Reagan
Timeline of Ronald Reagan's Life [Text-based]

The Kennedys
Kennedy Family Chronology [Text-based]

The Rockefellers
Rockefellers Timeline [Text-based]

Bibliography

George Wallace: Settin the Woods on Fire
Further Reading [Text-based]

Jimmy Carter
Further Reading [Text-based]

LBJ
Further Reading [Text-based]

Nixon
Further Reading [Text-based]

Reagan
Further Reading [Text-based]

RFK
Further Reading [Text-based]

The Rockefellers
Further Reading [Text-based]

Teacher's guide

George Wallace: Settin' the Woods on Fire
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Study regionalism and race relations through the life of a firebrand politician who was both feared and admired.

LBJ
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

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

Nixon
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Investigate Watergate, other presidential scandals, and Nixon's policies towards China.

Reagan
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Is government the solution to our problems, or is government itself the problem? Examine the philosophy of a popular but contradictory leader.

Return With Honor
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Learn about the experiences of American fighter pilot POWs in Vietnam, and examine the effects of war on families.

RFK
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

Study American political dynasties, the presidency, campaigns, the tumult of the late 1960s and especially the shock year 1968, assassinations, leadership, race relations, civil rights, the Cold War and containing Communism, the farm workers' movement and more, through the prism of a unique American public figure.

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.

The Rockefellers
Teachers Guide [Text-based]

What happens to families when they strike it rich? Explore the Rockefellers' business acumen, philanthropy, and controversies.