Secretaries of State

William Jennings Bryan

Biography of Secretary of State, William Jennings Bryan

President Woodrow Wilson appointed William Jennings Bryan Secretary of State on March 5, 1913. He entered into duty the same day and served as Secretary un...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.

Countries

Vietnam

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