President Truman’s Farewell Address, 1953

A primary source by Harry S. Truman
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Harry S. Truman, Farewell Address, 1953. (Gilder Lehrman Collection)

Harry S. Truman, Farewell Address, 1953. (Gilder Lehrman Collection)
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Victory Order of the Day, 1945

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Dwight D. Eisenhower, “Victory Order of the Day,” May 8, 1945. (GLC05622.04)

Dwight D. Eisenhower, “Victory Order of the Day,” May 8, 1945. (GLC05622.04)
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Eyewitness account of the sinking of the Titanic, 1912

A primary source by Washington Dodge
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Washington Dodge, Eyewitness account of sinking of the Titanic, April 15, 1912. Shortly before midnight on April 14, 1912, the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg roughly 400 miles off the cost of Newfoundland.

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Japan declares war, 1941

A primary source by Hirohito, Emperor of Japan
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Declaration of War against the United States and Britain [in Japanese], December 8, 1941. (Gilder Lehrman Collection)

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FDR on racial discrimination, 1942

A primary source by Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Franklin D. Roosevelt to Joseph Curran, January 14, 1942. (Gilder Lehrman Collection)On June 25, 1941, almost six months before the United States’ entry into World War II, President Franklin D.

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Herbert Hoover on the Great Depression and New Deal, 1931–1933

A primary source by Herbert Hoover
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Herbert Hoover to Louis L. Emmerson, July 10, 1931. (Gilder Lehrman Collection)The stock market crashed on Thursday, October 24, 1929, less than eight months into Herbert Hoover’s presidency. Most experts, including Hoover, thought the crash was part of a passing recession.

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Herbert Hoover to Bruce Barton, October 3, 1933. (Gilder Lehrman Collection)
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The Western Sanitary Commission reports on suffering in the Mississippi Valley, 1863

A primary source by James E. Yeatman
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James E. Yeatman

[Appeal from the Western Sanitary Commission to President Abraham Lincoln regarding the condition of freed slaves], November 6, 1863 (Gilder Lehrman Collection)In 1863 in the war-tor

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A perspective on the San Francisco earthquake, 1906

A primary source by Silas Mack
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Silas W. Mack to Clara W. Mack, April 20, 1906. (Gilder Lehrman Collection)At 5:12 a.m. on April 18, 1906, a great earthquake broke loose, with an epicenter near San Francisco. Violent shocks punctuated the shaking, which lasted some 45 to 60 seconds.

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Sharecropper contract, 1867

A primary source by Isham G. Bailey
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Freedmen’s contract between Isham G. Bailey and freedmen Cooper Hughs and Charles Roberts, January 1, 1867 (Gilder Lehrman Collection)

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The Gettysburg Address, 1863

A primary source by Abraham Lincoln
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Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863 (Gilder Lehrman Collection)On November 19, 1863, four months after the Battle of Gettysburg, a ceremony was held at the site in Pennsylvania to dedicate a cemetery for t

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