Secretaries of State

John Watson Foster

Biography of Secretary of State, John Watson Foster

President Benjamin Harrison appointed John Watson Foster as Secretary of State on June 29, 1892. Foster assumed his duties on that day and served until Febr...Read More >>

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Milestones

Prague 1968

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

Education

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.