Secretaries of State

John Hay

Biography of Secretary of State, John Hay

John Milton Hay was appointed Secretary of State in President William McKinley’s Cabinet on September 30, 1898, and entered into duty the same day. He continued...Read More >>

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Prague 1968

On August 20, 1968, the Soviet Union led Warsaw Pact troops in an invasion of Czechoslovakia.

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A Journey Shared

For teachers: A curriculum guide exploring 200 years of U.S.-China relations.

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Vietnam

A guide to the history of U.S. diplomatic relations with Vietnam.