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Woodrow Wilson ran for reelection in 1916 on the slogan "He Kept Us Out of War"—for three years, anyway.

Socialist eastern Europe stands to be left out in the cold under the Marshall Plan.

Like a veteran door-to-door salesman, Ronald Reagan is a huckster, only instead of vacuum cleaners, he peddles fear--so successfully that he is now president of the United States.

Residents near the Three Mile Island nuclear reactor meet the fallout threat with uncommon grace and even humor.

World War II breaks out in Europe, but The Nation (getting it wrong) says it presents no threat to the US, and we will not join the fighting.

The terrible tragedy of the Titanic was entirely preventable.

Franklin Roosevelt is elected on the promise of a new deal, something the country needs desperately.

With the Gulf of Tonkin resolution authorizing war in Vietnam, its clear that America hasn't learned its lesson from previous foreign policy mistakes in the region.

Robert F. Kennedy campaigned for peace on a platform that courageously opposed the policies that his brother set in motion.

A marcher braves the maelstrom of the civil rights movement.

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"The ferry companies noted a great falling off in receipts."

May 24, 2015

“A study of the floor plans of the building, and a journey through it, disclose at once the cheering fact that much thought and care have been spent on the needs of the research student.”

May 23, 2015

"We know we are beautiful. And ugly too."

May 22, 2015

“Boy, what you got to smile about? You in jail, you know.” “Sheriff,” he answered, “you just wouldn’t understand. I’m smiling because I’m free.”

May 21, 2015

"A marvelous achievement was accomplished in a faultless manner by a young American who embodies within himself the finest American characteristics."

May 20, 2015

“This is the story of a man struck down on his way to becoming a revolutionary and a liberator of his people.”

May 19, 2015

"I regard the principle of conscription of life as a flat contradiction of all our cherished ideals of individual freedom, democratic liberty, and Christian teaching."

May 18, 2015

"The decision was a fine antidote to the blight of McCarthyism and kindred fevers."

May 17, 2015

"A vast enthusiasm for new laws and a vast indifference after their enactment is very much the American [way]."

May 16, 2015

“A gender (or racial) breakthrough at the top of any powerful institution is a welcome sight. But…”

May 15, 2015