At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.
A letter from President Reagan to Moorhead concerning the Skelton-Edwards-Ray-Chandler amendment. He states that the amendment is necessary to counter the actions of the socialist Sandinista government. The goal of this amendment was to provide "the assistance necessary to rekindle the hope for democracy in Nicaragua and stability in Central America. It also demonstrates the resolve to resist the expansion of Soviet influence on the American mainland." he says without this bill people in the future may be forced to make a worse decision. The letter also mentions other issues in Central America and democracy. Mentioning El Salvador and the U.S. assistance that was given. This letter is on White House stationary.
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