Video and Multimedia
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Video 1: Reagan’s Speech at the Berlin Wall
Description: Ronald Reagan’s 1987 speech at the Berlin Wall, containing the well-known phrase, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” Much of the speech is a summary of the United States’ role in Western Europe and the world in the time after WWII, in contrast to that of the Soviet Union.
Video 2: Remembering the Dark Days of the Cuban Missile Crisis
Description: Former CIA analyst Dino Brugioni was one of the first to spot missiles in Cuba in October 1962, launching the crisis that put the world on the brink of nuclear war.
Web 1: Jefferson’s Views of Expansion
Description: An article describing the roots of President Thomas Jefferson’s territorial ambitions for the United States as well as describing some of the philosophy of Jeffersonian Democracy.
Web 2: NATO
Description: The web home page of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
Web 3: President Bush’s “War on Terror” Speech
Description: President George W. Bush’s September 20, 2001 speech to Congress in which the first use of the phrase “War on Terror” is documented.